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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Constance Avery

“The influences of nature, light, and color were hindered by cataracts and retinitis pigmentosa/usher’s syndrome from the beginning of my painting career. After having the cataracts removed, the colors and brightness of nature and life around me became my guide and inspiration to move forward in life. Even though the RP still keeps my peripheral vision limited, it does not limit my central vision.

“The thrill of discovering colors, lights, and atmospheric presence (shadows and light) inspires me to push the boundaries of acrylic painting to another level. Painting, for me, is about the exploration of lines, colors, and composition to discover/see what can be created visually.

“I drip acrylic ink for spontaneous lines. Another technique I use is the random application of painter’s tape on a blank or painted canvas. This creates yet another level of spontaneous results when removed later. The fragmentation and distortions from this process reminds me of the different views of nature, in trees, distance, night time, colors and things that people w/normal vision may take for granted. My exploration of different styles and techniques has given me an avenue to bring an art from under and above for the viewer to see art in another perspective.”

A Season of Change