A New Perspective on Landscapes with Josh Miele

The two images featured this week are experimental sketches I am using to gauge how they are received before I design a landscape for a more permanent medium. Josh Miele has generously agreed to talk to me about his impressions of them and tactile images in general.

top to bottom description: a full moon or a sun in upper left ; upper right wispy clouds hang above rugged mountain tops. Three ranges of steep but smooth hills dominate the rest of the picture. A path  that starts in the foreground extends over the receding hillsides up the right hand side. Six flame shaped trees march over the closest hill.

Mountain Landscape, sketch by Ann Cunningham 2015 blue and green plastic cast 11″ high by 11 1/2″ wide by 1/4″ deep

Three birds explore this curious landscape of trees, rain, clouds, a tiny house, hills, river, path and bridge.

Bird Land, sketch by Ann Cunningham 2006 24″ high x 18″ wide x 1/4″ deep

The Miele Lab is part of The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, CA.  Joshua A. Miele, Ph.D., is the principal investigator of this innovative team, conducting cutting-edge research into some of the most challenging and exciting areas of access to information for blind and visually-impaired people of all ages. The lab is part of Smith-Kettlewell’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center.” from the SKI.org website

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On June 17th we will revisit this post and see what people are thinking.

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New Mixed Media Tactile Pictures!

Salem looks at “Ghost Dog” and  Olivia checks out “Consternation” at the Colorado Center for the Blind.

I made these mixed media sculptures to see what kind of tactile response people would have.

Fox in foreground to the right running through the grass along side a row of trees. Up in the sky to the left is a full silvery moon. The fox is looking over his shoulder up at the moon.

Mixed media bas relief tactile sculpture made of slate, limestone, and silver leaf by Ann Cunningham.

Bird protectively spreads her wings over three white eggs in a nest up in a tree.

Mixed media bas relief tactile sculpture made of slate, limestone, cork, and raffia by Ann Cunningham.

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