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About Expression of Hope
Expression of Hope and Expression of Hope II were created as a means to generate awareness and understanding of the incredible spirit and courage of the thousands of people worldwide living with lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) and their caregivers. These individuals were invited to submit artwork which shares their feelings of hope and explores the realities, perceptions, and experiences of living with an LSD.
This program is about hope and spirit in the face of living with an LSD. Building on a concept from the “…also bin ich” (“..therefore I am”) program launched by the German MPS Society, it explores some of the differences and similarities between how someone living with an LSD views the world and how the world may view that person.
In that spirit, people in the LSD community were invited to create their own piece of expression that answers the question:
What can you express about yourself that others might not see?
No artistic experience was necessary to join in. People were encouraged to consider discovering their own creative expression and sharing it with the community.
Featured pieces are professionally framed and go on the road as the Expression of Hope Exhibit travels to cities around the world where these inspiring pieces of art can be viewed by others in the LSD community.
People are also able to see all of the submitted art that meets program guidelines here on this website in the Expression of Hope Galleries.
In addition to the submitted art selected for the traveling show, other pieces representing individuals living with LSDs and created by artists from Massachusetts College of Art and Design are displayed as part of the exhibit and in the online Expression of Hope Gallery. Massachusetts College of Art and Design is based in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Genzyme is proud to sponsor this program in collaboration with patient organizations around the world.
We hope this program will honor all persons living with a lysosomal storage disorder and provide creative perspectives that inspire new ideas and renewed energy in fighting genetic disease.