Blind Man Experiences a Portrait of Himself

Please Touch the Art: Watch a blind man experiencing a portrait of himself for the first time.

Cantor Fine Art, a West Hollywood, CA based contemporary art gallery has produced this touching documentary with screw artist Andrew Myers who surprised a blind man with a touchable portrait of himself. The short documentary gives us an insight into the world of tactile arts. Watch the video and meet George Wurtzel, a blind artisan and teacher working at Enchanted Hills in Napa, CA. Enchanted Hills is a summer camp for visually impaired people. Through a variety of examples, George teaches blind folks how to use different art supplies. He is currently converting an old grape crushing barn into a Tactile Art Center where the top floor will serve as his woodworking shop, while the bottom floor will become a tactile art gallery space where blind folks can feel and sell their work.

Cantor Fine Art worked with screw artist Andrew Myers to surprise George with a tactile portrait of himself. It’s the first portrait he’s able to feel and recognize. Below you can see some stills of the video and don’t forget to watch the documentary at the end of the article. Find out more about the Cantor Fine Art gallery and this project on their website or discover more of Andrew Myers’ creative work on his site. The video has been featured in our Vimeo group and channel.

Mr. George Wurtzel is a blind artisan and teacher who's working at Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa.
Mr. George Wurtzel is a blind artisan and teacher who’s working at Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa.
The three-dimensional relief has been created by Andrew Myers with countless screws.
The three-dimensional relief has been created by Andrew Myers with countless screws.
Andrew Myers hand paints each screw head.
Andrew Myers hand paints each screw head.
The final portrait of the blind man.
The final portrait of the blind man.

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