David Feingold Digital Artist

Learn About all the Free Software David uses to Create his Artwork

Wednesday, Aug 30 at 6:30 pm

Over four decades ago, at 16 years of age, I was hit by a car as a pedestrian. It was a hit-and-run which had significant consequences.

A closed head injury resulted in temporal lobe epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Life as a “bipolar” definitely has its ups and downs (pun intend), yet is the accumulation of downs that call out to record its associated feelings in an art form.

My creative expression, using digitally manipulated images seeks to process the experience and pain I have endured with a mood disorder.

Calvinn by David Feingold

“Calvinn”

The artwork represents what I have termed in the my 2013 disability studies doctoral dissertation on the the subject, “The Impaired Self.”

The impaired self is the accumulation of the emotional cuts and bruises created by coexisting effects of the disability (and others), such as shame, sadness, discrimination, prejudice, social marginalization and rejection, to name a few.

If my artwork educates and inspires at least one person to be more knowledgeable about and sensitive to the impaired self of individuals with disabilities, my dedication to creating images will have been worthwhile.

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