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Audism Block

Audism Block 8 inch by 10 inch oil on stretched canvas SOLD click on image to enlarge .

Description about the painting:
This painting is about a Deaf person being proud to be Deaf, and has blue tape over mouth and ear, to block off Audism. The Blue Tape* symbol represents the meaning of tied-down, trapped, crossed-out, mask of benevolence, labeled, ASL prohibited and audism. The Blue Tape on the mouth and ear means 'Leave us alone.' It means 'Do not mess around my Deaf ears and mouth,' 'Do not fix my Deaf ears,' 'I am fine without learning to speak.' To summarize it, this is to say, do not touch my ears and mouth, I am proud for what I am, Deaf. The hands over mouth and ear is Audism.

*The Blue Tape symbol was inspired by the Audism Free America. They hosted their rallies on July 21-23, 2011, in front of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC to protest the Alexander Graham Bell Association and their Listening and Spoken Language Symposium. They had painter's blue tapes with them. I have used 'blue tape' symbols in many of my paintings.

See other painting 'Deaf and Proud' with more descriptions.


Nancy Rourke paintings copyright. 2012
Last updated March 9, 2012