Legally blind tech artist shows how he sees the world
LOSING the ability to see clearly would seem like a nightmare for many people, but there's one artist that's not letting his blindness limit his creative abilities.
George Redhawk began to lose his vision while teaching medicine, which included phlebotomy, but the disability forced Redhawk to give up his trade after four years, now he's found his true calling by creating magnificent, surreal, morphing GIFs (moving images).
Suffering from visual distortions created by his mind trying to fill the gaps in his vision, he turned to computer technology to create "The World Through My Eyes" series.
"I was inspired…by a need to express what I am experiencing with my loss of sight," Redhawk told Bored Panda.
"There is a process my mind goes through as I try to discern what I am looking at, a type of morphing and transitioning in my vision as my brain tries to make decisions based upon faulty data being sent by my eyes.
"It is this process that I try to express with my motion effects.
"It is designed to challenge, confuse, and in some cases, disturb your visual sense of 'order.'"