/ Artist: Nancy Rourke

"My eyes are my 'ears' and my hands are my 'communicator.' I paint from what I see."

COLLECTION

Artwork #1: Artwork #1: “Audism” Painting
Artwork #2: Artwork #2: “Incompatible” Painting Size 18 x 24 inch; Medium: Oil on Canvas The sign language is 'incompatible' and the painting and colors describe itself clearly.
Artwork #3: Artwork #3: “Deaf Boy and Speech Therapist” Painting Size 11 x 14 inch; Medium: Oil on Canvas This theme is still active today.
Artwork #4: Artwork #4: “Plugin or Unplug” Painting Size 11 x 14 inch; Medium: Oil on Canvas Both are happy. The brightest color is the person who has always wanted to hear well and finally is very happy with a cochlear implant. The dull color is the person who was born deaf, had a cochlear implant as a child, and wished to not have CI in the first place.
Artwork #5: Artwork #5: “What Alice Cogswell Really Looks Like” Painting Size 11 x 14 inch; Medium: Oil on Canvas The silhouette of Alice Cogswell is the only existing image of Alice. There is no painting or drawing that shows what she looked like. The original silhouette is at the American School for the Deaf museum. ___ The sculptor who did the portrait of Alice in the famous Gallaudet/Cogswell at Gallaudet University used that silhouette. I became fascinated with the silhouette of Alice Cogswell and pointed either of some creative images of her.
Artwork #6: Artwork #6: “Love Hands” Painting Size: 8 x 10 inch; Medium: Oil on Canvas Two Deaf person express their love for each other.
Artwork #7: Artwork #7: “I Feel Like a Wallflower” Painting Size 22x30 inch; Medium: Oil on Canvas A Deaf person standing in the center feels very out while the group ignores her while having a good conversation. The Deaf person's hands are weaved together to show her boredom.
Artwork #8: Artwork #8: “Say the Word” Painting Size 24x30 inch; Medium: Oil on Canvas Memories of Audism, which many Deaf people have experienced, are very emotional. The background grey walls represent sound room with tiny pinned holes. The person in yellow is the audiologist acting sarcastically, with one palm showing and teh other covering his mouth. The Words, "airplane," "baseball," and "hotdog" - Deaf people know them too well
Artwork #9: Artwork #9: “Precious” Painting Size: 16x20 inch; Medium: Oil on Canvas This emotion expresses the preciousness of deaf babies’