Through Dizzy Array of GIFs, Blind Artist Challenges Our Sense of Order
George Redhawk creates mesmerizing GIFs that captures how the rest of us fail to see the world
GIFs provide constant entertainment for a virtual sphere that quickly digests information. The most shared ones capture pop cultural moments, creating a treasure trove of hilarity on a never-ending loop. But the GIFs of George Redhawk take a much different direction. In creating his pieces, Redhawk—who is legally blind—wants to create a different visual experience, one that more closely resembles the way he sees the world.
“Back in 2010 I made the discovery that if I morph a photo to itself, i could create strange movements in the final result,” Redhawk wrote in an email. “It took a long time to understand and gain control of the movements but it gave birth to what is now being called The RedHawk Effect.”