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Concave and Convex Female Sculptor Makes Art 'Touchable' for Visually Impaired People

Editor:Xu Tingting
Source:Li Wenjie
Concave and Convex Female Sculptor Makes Art 'Touchable' for Visually Impaired People()
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It was an unfortunate — yet special — experience for Li Xiuqin. In 1982, while she was traveling from southern to northern China, Li suffered from Sjogren's syndrome, and that left her eyes dry and in pain. While she was suffering from the vision-threatening disease, the sculptor realized blind people were unable to enjoy works of visual art. After she recovered, Li began to use Braille in her art. She has since created a series of sculptures that enable blind people to touch — and feel — the beauty of her art. Her objective is to help the blind understand the art world, and to help people with normal vision better understand and relate to those who are blind.

July 2, 2015
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