This week I had another cool, first-time-ever art experience….I went with my friend Zoé Motte to a large office building situated between l’Arc de Triomphe and La Défense. She led an art workshop for three groups of financial services employees. That in itself could be a challenge, BUT…there’s more to it than just that…. Zoé is a “seeing impaired” artist and in the workshop she made the participants “seeing-impaired” with goggles that were taped up, scratched up, blacked out, etc…..to simulate various vision problems. Then she asked each group to work together to paint a collective work of art to be displayed in the office building. Needless to say, it was quite a challenge for the participants. It was interesting to watch some struggle to overcome their sight restrictions while others had to deal more with their creative limitations….but in the end, I think all were stretched a bit.
The workshop was part of a series of activities to highlight sensibilities toward handicapped employees and customers. And so as to not keep your vision restricted any longer….below is a slideshow of the day’s activities.