Since August of 2011, hundreds and hundreds of individuals of all ages and racial and economic backgrounds from cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York have participated in The Wave installations at museums, galleries, parks and schools. Some have approached the project and the task of ‘making a wave’ with initial hesitation; others have ‘jumped right in’ with confidence and enthusiasm. All walk away, however, with a smile on their faces and a new appreciation for water. They remark on the beauty of The Wave as it glitters in the sunlight and ‘crashes’ in the wind. Many say participating in the project made them feel happy. Here are some of the faces of The Wave.