During my stay at The Rochester Institute of Technology, I was introduced to the Deaf Community. With sign language relying on expression and gesture, I found myself wondering if my visual explanations might work for others as well.
During the 3 years I have studied Illustration at RIT, I have been actively working with visual translations for the Department of Access Services through NTID.
Art is communication, understood across cultures and continents, not as a caged commodity but as a language. Art gains value for the message it contains, a medium rather than a market. Art isn’t an accessory, and images aren’t for artists only. Take art out of the package and use it, see if it works.