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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Sam Smith

I was born in New York City and moved to California at the age of six, where I have lived ever since.

Because of a congenital vision impairment, I learned to read and write using a closed-circuit TV system (CCTV), which I also use to do my artwork.

My earliest memories are of drawing, which gives me the sense of doing the things my limited vision prevents.

I draw to give my eyes something they can get their hands on.

Much of my work is inspired by the humor that can be found in ordinary language and symbols.

Note to Self