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