Sen­sual art

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Vis­ually-im­paired artist Vic­to­ria Claire will be pre­sent­ing six sculp­tures in a unique way – in dark­ness.

Blind – a Sixth Sense has a theme for each piece, rep­re­sent­ing the senses, and the sixth is her own ex­pe­ri­ence of a sixth sense, re­lat­ing to ac­cep­tance and trust. Shep­pey-based Vic­to­ria was di­ag­nosed with Re­tini­tis Pig­men­tosa at 19, and re­cently con­quered us­ing a cane, with the help of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

She said: “This has given a won­der­ful sense of free­dom and in­de­pen­dence. I now no longer fear the dark, in fact I pre­fer it, as I’ve found a beau­ti­ful sense of calm, trust and peace. This has since in­spired me to do much more in the dark, as at night I am com­pletely blind. I have gained a sense of trust and I now run in the dark on my tread­mill, as a mu­si­cian I en­joy writ­ing mu­sic on my pi­ano with the lights switched off too.” Her ex­hi­bi­tion, held at the Beach Cre­ative in Beach Street, Herne Bay, has been in­spired by her ex­pe­ri­ence. It runs un­til Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 18. For de­tails, visit beachcre­ative.org

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