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Man Made Hearing

30 Days in June Project
Man Made Hearing 8 inch by 10 inch oil on stretched canvas $90 click on image.

Description about the painting:

Day 13, June 13th, painting of the series '30 Days in June Project.'

This painting is about eugenics, sterilization, audism, ASL prohibited, genetic engineering, oralism and so on.
The scissors at top and bottom is a new symbol that represent 'sterilization' and 'eugenics.' The DNA structure represent Deaf genes, Deaf Hereditary. The DNA structure was cut off, to stop the Deaf gene. It also means the Deaf identity was 'robbed' and taken away. The ear represents new hearing, for instance, stem cell, cochlear implant, etc. and that is "manmade hearing." The hands symbolize "Can you hear me?"

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Nancy Rourke paintings copyright. 2012
Last updated June 13, 2012