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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Irina Mateyunas

I am Irena Mateyunas. I would like to express  myself through art but mostly to feel that I am here for a great purpose and I love life, I am grateful for those who loved, inspired and supported me sincerely and unconditionally.

I was born totally blind. I had to overcome multiple surgeries to open up some visual fields. I was severely overdosed  during one of the surgeries at the age of one and a half but miraculously survived and came back from the dead, however the sight can never be restored to normal and I had to live with visual impairment for the rest of my life, but it still was a blessing compared to nothing. During the years I developed many eye conditions that I suffered from including glaucoma.  I have a  very small amount of remaining vision and it varies all the time from blurry to darkness, floating spots, pain and lack of energy. But I still refuse to give up on me.

Art runs in my blood, I have inherited this wonderful ability from my talented grandfather as a pride and honorable tribute to my heritage. I am so proudly thankful to all my great roots.
ARTIST is who I am. That’s GODS GIFT to me and I am GRATEFUL!  ART is my PASSION!  I’m contributing to the world with all my heart and good intentions.