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Another highlight of the Arts & Access program is photographer Stephen Cunic's 3-D prints, which will be displayed as part of a "Life Accessible" exhibit Dec. 19 through Feb. 15 at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem.
Cunic is a professional photographer who got the idea to create prints for the visually impaired after Stephanie Sherry, Olympus director of marketing, noticed the "layering effects" of his photos at an exhibition at Blink Optical Gallery in Allentown.
"That got me thinking, and I began to play around, printing multiple times and creating multiple layers," Cunic says. "I found out that I could use the printing technology from my father's sign company [Signs by Tomorrow in Upper Macungie Township] to have the ink build up and create different reliefs."
The result is striking prints featuring various layers and textures that visitors can touch.
His largest piece, a 35-by-48-inch landscape of Lone Pine, Calif., took 10 hours to complete, with each of the roughly 30 layers taking about 20 minutes. There are different depths for the mountains and rock formations, as well as rough surfaces for the sand. The sky remains flat.
"If someone can't see what I'm trying to portray with their hands, that's OK because that's art," Cunic says. "The only thing I care about is giving someone an opportunity to take a step forward — a chance to visualize something they never thought they could. It's all about letting people experience these places — even if it's just a taste."
Article above written by Ryan Kneller at the Morning Call
'The Arts for Everyone'
July 17th 2015