The four ASL words from left to right in this painting are CHAMP (awesome), COOL, INSPIRE, and PAH (finally). A beautifully vibrant composition with visual lines indicate spatial image movements. ASL movement shows positive energy and is carefully integrated into the overall composition. The strong colors and energy of this artwork shows my happiness at being Deaf, and celebrating my Deaf identity.
Acrylic on canvas
Against a dark red background, four signing figures with visual lines to show spatial image movements. The lines are in black, yellow, blue, and white. The four ASL words from left to right in this painting are CHAMP (awesome), COOL, INSPIRE, and PAH (finally). The hands are in white with yellow outlines and brown with red outlines.
Ellen Mansfield, “Euphoria,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed June 30, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/717.