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BrailleArt - Sensory Art

BrailleArt is sensory, tactile art that welcomes touch

Art is a universal medium of expression, bridging gaps across language, time and culture. Which is fine and dandy if you are can actually see the art. But what if you are vision impaired or totally blind?

 

Artist Linda Finstad pondered and grappled with this problem.  She needed to find a way to make her art accessible to everyone she wanted her art to be inclusive. Understanding that vision impaired people “see” by touch

The golden rule of art galleries worldwide, the“Look but Do not touch the art”  rule had to go.

 

The solution was to created heavily textured tactile art that is safe to touch. Using heavy bodied acrylic paint Linda sculpts her composition which allows the viewer to see the image through their finger tips.

 

To enhance this experience even more Linda taught herself Braille so she could sculpt a quote into the painting.  To the sighted art collector the painting looks fabulous and the braille is subtly hidden within the colours and composition.  It is only when you run your fingers over the painting that you realize there is more to this painting than meets the eye.  For those who do not read braille she has written the quote on the back of the painting.  Linda calls this style “BrailleArt”  her interactive art allows everyone to experience the same art in different -- yet equally powerful -- ways.

As Seen On TV
Linda's unique art was featured on Global TV 
Click on any of the paintings to see the TV clip
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flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
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The quote in Braille reads;
Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
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The quote in Braille reads;
Always believe something wonderful is about to happen
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
The quote in Braille reads;
Always find time for the things that make you happy.
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
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The quote in Braille reads;
Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it - just live it.
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
The quote in Braille reads;
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of things we cannot see.
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
The quote in Braille reads;
You are a story written in beauty yet the world has forgotten how to read.
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
The quote in Braille reads;
Positive thinkers see the invisible, feel the intangible and achieve the impossible.
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
The quote in Braille reads;
If you want something you've never had, you must do something you have never done.

















 
The quote in Braille reads;
Become the bright light for others
when their light becomes dim.
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
The quote in Braille reads;
There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
The quote in Braille reads;
You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough.
The quote in Braille reads;
As we work to create light for others
we naturally light our own way.
The quote in Braille reads;
Trust the wait, embrace the uncertainty enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain everything is possible.
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
The quote in Braille reads;
Who by worrying can add a single hour to his life
flower painting with inspirational quote in Braille
The quote in Braille reads;
Life can only be understood backwards yet can only be lived forwards.
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