Works from the ten Indiana State Finalists in the Doodle 4 Google ™ 2012 Competition are on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Star Studio through August 3. Part of the IMA’s mission is to foster the exploration of art, design and the natural environment and encourage and celebrate the creativity of young people.
As a nationwide contest, Doodle 4 Google asked K-12 students of U.S. schools to create their own Google doodles. Doodle 4 Google gives students a blank canvas to harness their curiosity and imagine the past, present, and/or future anywhere in the world. The winning doodler takes home a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. On May 2 one winner from each grade group was chosen by a public vote. First prize was awarded to the doodler on May 17, and the winning doodle was showcased on google.com on May 18.
13-year-old Lifan Fan from Carmel, Indiana was recognized as a state finalist in the competition. Her doodle, titled America’s Past Wilderness, is on display this summer at IMA until August 3rd.