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How One Deaf, Outsider Artist Came To Communicate Through Art

How One Deaf, Outsider Artist Came To Communicate Through Art

As far as acclaimed artists go, James Castle is somewhat of an anomaly. For one, he was raised on a farm in rural Garden Valley, Idaho and spent most of .

How One Deaf, Outsider Artist Came To Communicate Through Art

How One Deaf, Outsider Artist Came To Communicate Through Art

As far as acclaimed artists go, James Castle is somewhat of an anomaly. For one, he was raised on a farm in rural Garden Valley, Idaho and spent most of .

James Castle.

Late Idaho artist James Castle Foundation for Self Taught Artists

Self-taught outsider artist James Castle imbued his images of everyday objects with a sense of vibrancy. "The construction above may be one of Castle’s many variations on a jacket or suit of clothes, the tie enlarged, the collar folded in." His "exacting, empathetic eye" & visual concentration ... manifest the labor" involved in remaking cast-off materials as representations of his life as a deaf man on  an Idaho farm. Info from link

cut textured fabric, glue onto cardboard. paste glue over all let dry one week. then print with temper paint and soaked paper. Self-taught outsider artist James Castle imbued his images of everyday objects with a sense of vibrancy.

James Castle by sokref1, via Flickr

A Retrospective of James Castle's Drawings and Objects is up at The Philadelphia Art Museum, and will be traveling to The Berkeley Art Mus.

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