Helene recalls how at 7 years old, and her family of German-Jewish immigrants, in 1959 struggled with their American language. Her new Blind and Deaf friends, native born Americans, shared with her similar challenges. She credits the positive reactions of the Deaf, African American and Disabled communities for inspiring her to create her American Sign Language (ASL) sculptures. Her exhibit “ASL in Clay: A Sculpture Documentary with African-American Deaf Women” (1994-2000).
Helene’s ASL in Clay Sculpture Documentary...
Food 4 Thought Show
August 2011, Thousand Oaks, CA at the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley