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Deaf Survivors in the Room

30 Days in June Project
Deaf Survivors in the Room 8 inch by 10 inch oil on stretched canvas $90 click on image.

Description about the painting:

This painting is part of the new series that I am working on for the '30 Days in June Project.' This painting is a thumbnail painting that will be painted on a 44inch by 72inch canvas. This is about the Deaf people are upset, making noises to the transparent elephant, not taking our words seriously. The room is small in all four cornered walls. The hands are trapped and tied by audism. 

There is another painting, The Elephant in the Deaf Room, the original one, which I am inspired by Ella Mae Lentz' vlog 'AGBell: the Elephant in the Deaf Room.' The elephant is Alexander Graham Bell in a tiny Deaf room with blinded parents of Deaf children. The hearing parents are in the corners of the room who are stressed out with anxiety and fear. They have been blinded, unable to see what is happening in the room. Unable to see that Alexander Graham Bell and his associates are hurting their Deaf babies. This painting shows four corners with the elephant blended in, not knowing it is there in the room. Blue tapes around the heads (blind-folded) and hands (ASL prohibited.) Hidden shadows shown on the floor. 'The elephant in the room' (idiom)- a major or controversial problem that is not discussed. See second painting 'Push The Elephant Out.'

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Nancy Rourke paintings copyright. 2012
Last updated June 1, 2012