TOUCH ACTIVATED ART | BLACKBOARD SENSORY PROJECT

By touching these works you activate sound/audio and a sensory experience that is built directly into the canvas! Each piece is in my new accessible painting series entitled the BLACKBOARD SENSORY PROJECT. Each work of art in this project will be outfitted with sound/audio and texture. Some of the works will be paintings, some will be mixed media, some will have braille and some will be installation works.

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#IAM SO PROUD OF THIS EVOLVING SENSORY SERIES!

IT IS A MOTHER + SON COLLABORATION!!

BLACKBOARD SENSORY PROJECT IS INSPIRED BY AND DEDICATED TO MY BROTHER LEECOLE

In this video the artist runs her fingers along a raised outline drawing of a dramatic painting to: 1) activate sound and audio description and 2) to experience the tactile rendition of the painting.

24H x 48W

Oil + Mixed Media on Canvas

Entitled: THE STAND


AUDIO DESCRIPTION:

We cannot forever escape from the storm. We must learn to stand up to it. - modified quote in audio description

[“You cannot forever escape from the storm; you must learn to stand up to it!”] original quote ― Mehmet Murat ildan


This interactive painting is 24 inches H x 48 in W. This painting is oil and mixed media and is outfitted with touch activated sound. From left to right in this painting an enormous, strong bank of umber and ochre clouds sweep across a flat plan. The entire atmosphere is engulfed in this bank of storm clouds, except a small space at the far right of the canvas. In this quiet space stands a lone figure, outfitted in sneakers, pants, a raincoat, a mask, goggles and umbrella. In a fighting stance, this lone figure with an outstretched arm, points an open umbrella like a weapon, out in front of their body, holding it with only one hand. Their other arm points backwards, to the very back edge of the canvas, as if holding someone…or something back. This lone figure represents us, as we stand up to the storms of life.


SOUNDS ARE:

1. Wind Gusts and Wind Storm

2. Intro Quote + Audio Description


In this video the artist touches different parts of a 60H x 48W canvas to activate three different sounds. Her hands and fingers dance to the sounds.


SOUNDS ARE:

1. Wind Chimes

2. Thunderstorm

3. Instrumental violin strings being plucked

In this video, a teenage boy touches the upper right surface of an all black 60H x 48W IN. canvas to activate an audio description of the purpose of the art project.

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