A few months ago, I received email from a science teacher at an American School in Brazil. She explained that her 5th grade students were doing some science lessons about water and surface tension and such. She had seen my Liquid Sculpture site and asked if she could use some of the images in her class. Well, yes, that would be fine with me (having aspired through college to be a high-school science teacher, I was happy that my work would find its way into a school).
A couple of months later, I received a packet in the mail. The school had created a cross-disciplinary project for all 5th graders, based on my images. For science, they investigated the variety of shapes I generate. For art, each student was to choose one of my untitled images, and give it a name. Then, as part of communication skills, each wrote me a one-page letter telling me their title, and explaining why they chose it. The packet I received was 80 such letters bound in a notebook, each adorned with hand-drawn decorations around the border.
It sent chills up my spine and brought a tear to my eye. My work had touched the lives of dozens of developing young minds 10,000 miles away. And that touched me back.