I've been looking at the Google Doodle for today, Monday June 9th, and I am amazed at the sheer volume of artistic imagination that it involves. I was significantly impressed enough to have to take the time to be sure and let everyone know about it. The doodle starts off as a colorfully imaginative painting and then when the user clicks on the Doodle, it comes to life and begins a series of animations that repeat and help keep the eye drawn to the painting. This doodle just happens to be the 7th annual Doodle 4 Google competition winner. Google asks kids all over the country in grades K-12 to draw doodles, and this year's request was to draw an invention that would make the world a better place. Out of more than 100,000 submissions, 250 state finalists, 50 state winners, and 5 national age group winners, Google selected 11-year old Audrey Zhang of New York as the 7th Annual Doodle 4 Google winner. According to Google's site, Audrey said the following about her doodle -
"To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life."
-Audrey Zhang, 11.
There are more delightful elements in Audrey's painting than I could go over here in this blog post. Trust me - it's worth checking out - click the link below.
Google Doodle 2014 Winner