Charity Deafblind UK has worked with artists and The Stage to develop a multisensory mural that appeals to the deafblind community through playing with all the senses.
What would you miss if you lost your sight and hearing? Waves gently caressing a beach? The golden glow of a sunrise? Or the sound of leaves carunching underfoot as you walk through a forest on a dry autumn’s morning?
A mural entitled "What would you miss?" explores all these and has, very powerfully, been informed by people who are deafblind, by what they’ve have said they miss the most since developing their disability.
This is the first tactile mural that Global Street Art, an organisation specialising in their namesake, has created.
Each scene has been expertly represented using tactile materials to ensure it is accessible to a deafblind audience. The graphically enhanced street art depicts waves of string across the panel in a specific pattern that’s punctuated with starfish shells. The sunrise uses strings to showcase how lights go in every direction and the eerily-empty woodland walk includes strings to simulate trees and branches of a forest.