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Holly E. McDonell

TCU, BA 2017

Sayings of the Blind

oil paint on canvas, 2015, 30"w x 36"h

We rely on our bodies as we interact with the world around us. However, the delicate balance that our frames require to function is not possible to maintain indefinitely. Ultimately, our bodies fail us. My goal was to create a piece that could be seen by anyone, despite the ability to see. The braille contains verses from a poem called “Sayings of the Blind” by William Stafford. The text describes the daily thoughts and struggles of living in a visual world without the ability to relate to it.

Holly E. McDonell
 - Sayings of the Blind

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.