This painting shows an affirmative and solid identity, as reflected in the many bright colors used. The main motif is the fish, which represent Deaf people given that fish are mute underwater (as opposed to birds chirping or tweeting in the sky), but that does not mean it is a dark, sad atmosphere. The vivid blue eye on the left fish shows the embracing of a visual-oriented world as a vivid, wonderfully sensory-oriented world.
Deaf Swimmer and Goldfish
- 24 x 30 in. Oil on Canvas. 2017