There are many reasons why artists first pick up a paintbrush, but mine might be a bit different. I developed an early passion for art when I underwent sight restoring surgery. As I continued to heal, my fascination for art and art-making increased.
My first time working with art in an unconventional way was so instrumental in my ability to create that I developed a ‘bridging’ book for the visually impaired with the purpose to provide an easy-to-understand guide to the artistic worldview.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have undergone a risk-free treatment for my eyes and to have been able to shape an appreciation for art. Not everyone is so lucky, far from it. I try to never forget that. Proceeds earned from sales help to make this book accessible. I definitely hope to be able to do more. Who knows where this relationship between art and sight might lead to next.
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