2019 Disability Artists - Braille Institute of America

Artists' Details Artwork

Haqqika Bridges

Untitled, 2019

The print on features a semi-abstract composition within a horizontal rectangle. Layers of earth tones set background of contrast to a spread of recognizable images including a spoon, cut fruit, and a braid of hair arching over the top like a rainbow.

Print

Braille Institute of America - Haqqika Bridges, Untitled

Wednesday Wheat

Untitled, 2019

The print on paper features a loose brush strokes and spreads of ink in various shades of black, some more opaque and others layered in semi-transparently. In the center there is a painterly rendering of a white cross with splotches of red ink at the bottom reminiscent of a bloody crucifix

Print

Braille Institute of America - Wednesday Wheat, Untitled

Frank Burns

Untitled, 2019

The mixed-media painting is laid out within a vertical orange rectangular canvas and features a blue sequined fabric bunched up in a loose organic amoeba-like shape. On top of that fabric there is a rendering of a small planet earth with an actual screw through it as a metaphor for a troubled planet.

Mixed Media Painting

Braille Institute of America - Frank Burns, Untitled

Jesus Herrera

Untitled, 2019

The circular work on cardboard is a recreation of an ancient Mandala-like design often called the “Mayan Calendar”. It features raised wax lines along with distressed applications of gold and bronze to give it an antique appearance.

Mixed Media Collage

Braille Institute of America - Jesus Herrera, Untitled

Louise Arellano

Untitled, 2019

The mixed media painting is comprised within a horizontal rectangle. Made with acrylic paint and strings arranged in a swirls of organic shapes that dance around the canvas, Louise has arranged raised lines around negative shapes that appear under abstract applications of earth tones.

Mixed Media Painting

Braille Institute of America - Louise Arellano, Untitled

Edward Robinsons

Untitled, 2019

The mixed-media work on canvas board is a design reminiscent of the arts of indigenous cultures of the Americas such as Aztec and Mayan traditions. A black horizontal rectangle contains brightly colored geometric shapes that comprise a design similar to a modern-day baseball diamond. An “eye of god” is featured in the center of it all.

Mixed Media Collage

Braille Institute of America - Edward Robinsons, Untitled

Juan Nicolas

Untitled, 2019

The mosaic “Quetzal” bird is a traditional motif from Guatemalan culture and features brightly colored glass tiles cut and placed within a tall vertical rectangular composition. A brightly colored tropical bird is featured rising up against a light background made up of various shades and tints of white hues.

Mosaic

Braille Institute of America - Juan Nicolas, Untitled

Lissa Moreno

Untitled, 2019

A fusion of acrylic paint, wax strings, and small brightly colored faux-jewels arranged like a quarter detail of a larger Mandala reminiscent of those found in traditional works from India/South Asian cultures. Set against a black background, a stark visual contrast occurs.

Mixed-Media Painting

Braille Institute of America - Lissa Moreno - Untitled