Chakila Hoskins's avatar Chakila Hoskins

Generally, when most people think of visual art, they do not think of the blind and visually impaired, for the term visual, typically means to “see”. What people fail to realize is that those who are blind and have visual impairments enjoy art just as much as individuals with sight. Unfortunately, when it comes to museums, art galleries, and other visual art settings, the blind and visually impaired community is often excluded. The sense of touch can be of great assistance to those who are sight impaired. Blind individuals depend on their sense of touch for perception, much like those with sight depend on their vision. Therefore, creating art that is tactile gives the blind and visually impaired the opportunity to engage with an artwork. "Regeneration" is a painting with a poem written by the artist, transcribed in Braille, and hand sculpted onto the picture plane. Juxtaposed to the painting will be a tactile version of the painting using tactile patterns of various lines & dots.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3.5 in
  • Medium: Oil over acrylic
  • Width: 5ft
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 6ft