Unseen Art wants to make classic art accessible to the blind and visually impaired with 3D Printing
The world is full of beauty all around us and most us can see and admire it, but for the not so lucky visually impaired people have to rely on the touch and feel to know more about the things around them. Life is not simple for them, making it our responsibility to make their life as simple as possible.
A company called Unseen Art has taken up the task to do so by making famous classic art accessible to the blind and visually impaired people with the help of 3D Printing. The company aims to approach 3D artists to and persuade them to contribute their interpretations of 3D art, and anyone in the world can download them for free and print them anywhere there is a 3D printer. These 3D Prints can then be installed at local Art galleries, libraries and Universities so that more and more people can get access to these installations.
Marc Dillon, founder of Unseen Art said “There are people who have heard about many different pieces of art their whole lives and they’ve never had any access to that. So I think that it’s amazing that an artist that’s in London can create a model — in this case it’s the Mona Lisa is the one we’re starting with — and then there’s a guy in Texas who’s printing it out; a blind person or one of the organizations,”
Marc Dillon wants to launch the service with the free downloadable model of the famous ‘Mona lisa’ painting and do to so Unseen Art has launched a fund raising campaign at Indiegogo. The Company aims to raise $30,000 USD to successfully execute their plan of making the world’s first collection of accessible art.
Mr. Dillon said “People that have seen the Mona Lisa are like wow, you would never think you could touch this but in three dimensions — it’s quite a different experience.” Adding further he said the blind people could use these 3d dimensional arts for a tactile understanding of the image. For the visually impaired ‘seeing with their hands,’ this is the least we as responsible citizens of the world community could do for the not so lucky individuals in our society.
If you plan to put give some money for this campaign for $30 you could get a Touchable Mona Lisa Face and for $250 you could become a member of the association of international Artists, Art Curators, 3D modellers, and art enthusiasts and help steer the project.
We would request every one reading this article to donate for the noble cause because someone said that ‘Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see’.