Artist George Redhawk has put together a series of stunning GIFs, perfectly looped and beautifully haunting. Even more incredible is that Redhawk is legally blind. “With the use of visual aides and computer softwares that aide the visually impaired, [Redhawk] began to explore the realm of photo manipulation with a desire to show the world as he see it from his damaged sight,” his biography says.His numerous works have received more than six million views online, he said. See his full collection of more than a thousand images on his website. (Worth checking out)
For years, artists have been using GIFs in mind blowing ways to bring their visions to life. Native American GIF artist George Redhawk aka DarkAngel0ne, who is blind, uses them to “see” art. With the help of visual aides and using photo manipulation software designed for the visually impaired, Redhawk creates eerily captivating versions of his favorite paintings and photographs. He doesn’t call himself an “artist” but his strange and beautiful animations leave the viewer feeling entranced. This includes the support of his favorite artists like digital artist Adam Martinakis (covered here), who is currently planning an official collaboration with Redhawk. For Redhawk, this also describes the experience of his damaged vision. Redhawk began creating GIFs out of a personal exploration, but today, his work challenges us to see the world through his eyes – and to pursue our passions despite all obstacles.
sources: Caro @ hifructose.com /
& Lee Sayer