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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Rosemarie Fortney

I am an artist with visual impairment resulting in blindness but for 5′ tunnel-vision due to Retinitis Pigmentosa.

I enjoy the freedom and relinquishing control of interactive inks and Fluid acrylics on slick substrates. With a tip, spritz and gentle suggestion of motion and direction I “enter the imaginative dance” of intense colors and shapes as pigments blend and evolve into an appealing composition.  As forms appear to me as recognizable elements, I begin to artfully embellish my story with intuitive, cohesive details resulting in unique, artful creations of my “inner vision”.

I truly believe in creating art which is accessible to those with blindness and visual impairment and relish working in collage and mixed media incorporating various tactile elements of interest ie. compound pastes, paper, copperwire and actual artifacts of nature in my creative process.

I feel that my remaining 5′ visual field due to Retinitis Pigmentosa is no match for my limitless, artful intuition.