The Art of Disability Culture
Have you ever wanted to touch art in a gallery? My creations invite viewers to feel the surfaces. I have an intimate experience when practicing art because I use my sense of touch.
Welcome to my accessible website of mixed media tactile paintings, drawings, installations, and sculpture. Since 2018, all my artwork is fully described physically, historically, culturally, and with personal insights.
My large images express my admiration for iconography which celebrate great beings and their stories. I was surrounded by Catholic images during a difficult family life of abuse and disability. This celebratory and educational artform appears in all cultures…
To be closer to my art, I want and need to use my tactile sense. Have you ever wanted to touch an artwork in a museum or gallery? My creations invite touch.
When I start a new work, I want to feel the loaded brush of one paint color and freely paint the entire canvas surface. No thinking, just feeling. I really enjoy the slight bounce of the canvas responding to the touch of the brush. At the finish of the painting, the original paint color is only left at the border and maybe a few details.
Art has been a sacred practice since early human history. In this global pandemic time, I needed this comfort, being isolated in my studio and in life. Even secular images can become sacred in the making. Certainly, I felt comforted as my studio started to populate with iconic beings. My images became simple, bold, iconic. My isolation…
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