Meet the Wisconsin teen behind today's Doodle 4 Google (+video)
Doodle 4 Google featured 'Coming Home,' an emotional piece of art by a Wisconsin teenager.
Google swapped out its traditional logo today for an emotional piece of art. The drawing, part of the company's annual Doodle 4 Google competition, shows a daughter racing into the arms of her soldier father. It's poignant, smart, and did not come from Google's team of professional artists. This one came from a teenager.
Doodle 4 Google asks students across the country to draw Google-styled mastheads that fit a certain theme. This year's inspiration was "My Best Day Ever." Finalists drew scenes of "learning about nature," relaxing in "late-afternoon bliss," and watching stars through a telescope. This year's winner drew a piece called "Coming Home."
The artist of the hour is Sabrina Brady, a high school senior from Sparta, Wisc. The artwork "tells the story of her reunion with her father as he returned from an 18-month deployment in Iraq," the company says in a blog post about the competition. "Her creative use of the Google letters to illustrate this heartfelt moment clearly resonated with voters across the country and all of us at Google."