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How Much Did I Understand

31 Days in March Project
How Much Did I Understand 8 inch by 10 inch oil on stretched canvas $125 click on image.

Description about the painting:

Day 18, 31 Days in March Project

This painting is based on my Deaf experience. Back in my high school years, there was a small Deaf program with teachers who would sign and talk at the same time. This is the one on the left of me understanding only half of the information while I missed out the other half. And so, the picture shows some jigsaw puzzle pieces missing. The black holes are the missing pieces. Even though, I learned just abit, but to tell the truth, I learned absolutely NOTHING from class. While on the right side of the jigsaw puzzle, all of the pieces are put together. This is ASL where I understood tremendously. I do not agree with the communication mode, sim-com is effective at all. A teacher interpreting and talking, talked MORE than interpreting. I wanted to keep learning, but came home frustrating and unhappy. The silhouette is Alice Cogswell.

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Nancy Rourke paintings copyright. 2013
Last updated March 18, 2013