Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What went on at EBOS?

Elizabeth Symington, Color Flashcards, 2008
plywood, found objects, furniture nails
Photos by Ian Southwell

These sculptures are about teaching Braille to the sighted. It shows another way to see, which is through texture. I've developed sculptural flashcards that assign colors to materials, so that you don't have to see to know the color of the object. I've linked together one material, like smooth plastic, and assigned it a color, like yellow. So when you feel a light switch that is made from smooth plastic, you'll know the color.

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