Friday, April 1, 2016

'She's my hands': People with disabilities create art through the hands of another artist - CBC

by Frank Faulk 
Originally published: March 31, 2016

Artist Without Barriers help put paint to paper

A paint brush, palette, paints — they're all standard tools of the trade in art. But when an artist can't use those tools, a group in Toronto brings in one essential tool to help: another artist.

Artists Without Barriers is providing artists with communication or mobility-related ​disabilities​ the opportunity to create art with the help of another artist. ​The person who cannot create art due to disability will use a another person to actually perform the art.

It helps people realize their artistic ambitions even when they don't have the ability to make the art themselves. The able bodied artists are called scribes.

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