Tereca Ceci, a blind artist, creates ideas and supervises how they are translated into reality by just touching and feeling them in creative form
| By Pita Ochai | Dec. 10, 2012 @ 01:00 GMT
TERECA Ceci is an unusual artist. Even without her sight, Ceci designs, paints, and makes hampers, flower baskets, cane chairs and other works of art. How does she do all these? Ceci produces the ideas, and supervises those who put her ideas into reality. Surprisingly, Ceci could tell where there are mistakes just by touching the work in creative form.
For Ceci, her ability to produce creative work of art is not by accident or miracle but a product of determination to succeed in a field that had always been of interest to her as a girl. So after she lost her sight at about the age of 35, it was not difficult for her to sharpen her art skill in a rehabilitation centre.
Ceci relies mostly on her imagination to produce her work. To her, an artist must be able to tell a story with his or her work just like a writer tells his story by writing. In an independent day exhibition of few of her works organised by Bobnel Child Support Foundation, Ceci displayed paintings and designs done on canvass using pebbles, sand and shell, to illustrate the beautiful vegetation of the country.
Her most serious challenge in the work of art is her emotion. She sometimes feels bad that she creates works that others admire but she cannot see them with her own eyes. “The emotional feeling always comes up when you just discover that there is nothing you can do about it.”