Disappearance, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Taste of Sight Event, NYC, March 2016
Response / audience / literal visibility of loss of sight / personal / public
A few facts that influenced the piece:
•A decrease in color perception also occurs in Stargardt disease. This is because photoreceptor cells involved in color perception are concentrated in the macula.
•The progression of symptoms in Stargardt disease is variable. Visual acuity (the ability to distinguish details and shape) may decrease slowly at first, accelerate, and then level off.
For the Taste of Sight Event I slowly make a table of objects disappear by painting them all grey. By the end of the evening all the color and details were taken from the objects leaving a one colored sculpture made of many small parts. I gave of the objects away at the end of the night.
Photos by Quinn Dukes