Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jamahl Pollard - Australia

Art became apparent as a necessity in my life as I found the many frustrations and challenges of living with vision loss. Art became my only means of income as my education was not successful in gaining sustainable employment, as employers often would only focus on what I can't do instead of what I can. So in a way art became my therapy containing a message "Focus on what us disabled
can do instead of what we can't do. Even though I am inspired by a wide range of styles and subject matter I constantly draw upon my life's experience as a person with vision loss. The events and encounters that trigger all kinds of conscious and unconscious responses, fuel the creative spirit.