There are many linguists and researchers who have studied sign language for the past few decades, and so many others who have contributed so much to our knowledge of using our hands and bodies to communicate. This painting, done in acrylic on canvas, honors each individual who has contributed to sign language research. The dazzling array of colors coming out of a camera represents the importance of preserving signs on film for all time to come. The brilliant colors are in the shape of hands, the essence of sign language. The hands also create a spectrum that comes together to show that Deaf people are intelligent people who have a complex, well-developed language filled with concrete and abstract thoughts. The white at the center of the painting represents strength and light that are found at the very heart of sign language.

acrylic and aquaelle on canvas, 9 x 12. SOLD.

 

Preserve ASL

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