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Blind Artist George Redhawk Creates Eerily Captivating GIFs

Christian-Martin-Weiss_6 For years, artists have been using GIFs in mind blowing ways to bring their visions to life. Native American GIF artist George Redhawk aka DarkAngel0ne, who is blind, uses them to "see" art. With the help of visual aides and using photo manipulation software designed for the visually impaired, Redhawk creates eerily captivating versions of his favorite paintings and photographs. He doesn't call himself an "artist" but tell that to the more than seven million people who have viewed his work online.

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: Christian Martin Weiss

For years, artists have been using GIFs in mind blowing ways to bring their visions to life. Native American GIF artist George Redhawk aka DarkAngel0ne, who is blind, uses them to “see” art. With the help of visual aides and using photo manipulation software designed for the visually impaired, Redhawk creates eerily captivating versions of his favorite paintings and photographs. He doesn’t call himself an “artist” but tell that to the more than seven million people who have viewed his work online. This includes the support of his favorite artists like digital artist Adam Martinakis (covered here), who is currently planning an official collaboration with Redhawk. Strange and beautiful, yet slightly confusing, his animations leave the viewer feeling entranced while also off balance. For Redhawk, this also describes the experience of his damaged vision. Redhawk began creating GIFs out of a personal exploration, but today, his work challenges us to see the world through his eyes – and to pursue our passions despite all obstacles.

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: Adam Martinakis

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: Adam Martinakis

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: Christian Martin Weiss

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: Roberto Manetta

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: Beethy Photography

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: Chris Maher

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: Mario Sanchez

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: Peter Gric

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: unknown

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GIF: George Redhawk, Original: unknown

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