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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Constance Avery

Constance Avery is a formally trained artist who is both hearing impaired and legally blind.

Painting full-time for the last six years, using acrylic ink and other mediums to explore and create new styles of painting helps to show her journeys into the limited field of vision.

Constance’s current work includes studies in transparency to create a look of stained glass. She follows an elaborate, evolving process, where the fragmentation and distortions created reminds the viewer of the different views of nature: in trees, distance, night time, colors and things that people with normal vision may take for granted.

Constance says the restrictions of tunnel vision creates a desire to explore even the smallest details of nature up close. The cell phone/tablet helps to examine and accentuate each and every part of the images and create different views of nature.

In the last year Constance has turned her art explorations to photography and pottery. She has returned to the pottery medium for the tactile joy of working with clay. Constance uses the images from photography and paintings to translate into images and to create pottery tiles by using carving techniques and painting glazes to create nature and abstraction.

Cobblestone Park

Indian Summer