Delicate stories for a stranger: Art by Roos van der Vliet from the Netherlands
Cities generate stories of lonely people, because urban life produces strangers continuously. Each day we stand almost shoulder to shoulder, occupying the same space and breathing the same air, yet we know so little about each other. Art by Roos van der Vliet gives us what we need when nothing is familiar: a recognizable face, a stranger that feels how we feel, someone we can ally with in rough weather. Her work pinpoints the unexplained rapport between strangers. Their enchanting hair reminds us to appreciate hidden beauty and stories, the melancholic sweetness in their eyes urges us to have more humility. Art cures the loneliness of strangers and helps us group and regenerate.
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