Listening Through Lines

“Listening Through Lines” is a co-creation of Art by Bill Rohs and emBOLDen Alliances. This interactive exhibit brings together powerful artistic visual expression combined with stimulating thought provoking questions to help each of us dig deeper and explore ourselves and our place in this shared global humanity.  

This was first exhibited at TEDx Mile High in 2016.

Click here or on photo for short video.


Lines make up letters, words and thus stories.
Lines create stunning visual artistry, expressions and unspoken exchanges that can be universal and supersede language barriers.
Through these expressions, lines reveal histories on our faces, in our “worry” lines and our “smile” lines.

The lines of the horizon lead to a future and goals desired, or realized.
Lines come in all varieties of shapes, colors, sizes.
Open lines of communication lead to talking, and thus listening.

But, lines are also drawn in the sand.
Lines make up boundaries and borders.
And, lines create boxes or labels in which we put one other.

Where do your lines lead you? What kinds of lines tell your story?
If someone were listening, what would you want your lines to tell that person?
Can your lines evoke emotions, break down judgments and allow for empathy and human kindness?

Copyright emBOLDen Alliances 2016.

Click to watch more 1-1/2 minute videos with photos and interviews with Artist Bill Rohs, emBOLDen Alliances Executive Director, and TEDx Mile High Attendees.

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