and visual disabilities
artist of the Japanese National Committee, Liku Maria Takahashi,
developed a method that allows the blind and the visually impaired
people, not only to 'see', but also to create works of art.
Inspired by the Eastern tradition of sand painting, LM Takahashi
created a 3-dimensional tool that gives people with visual disabilities
the possibility to 'see' colors and shapes. Thanks to the innovative
computer tools, this method will soon be developed in order
to give blind people the possibility to create without any assistance.
In addition, LM Takahashi uses this work for an highly peaceful
purpose, prompting each participant, grain of sand after grain
of sand, to pray or to make wishes for a nation which is not
his own nation.
The method is explained by the artist herself in the following
works | Reaflet.
more pictures through this link.