Icons for the visually impaired

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The WordPress Blog Incendiary published a post a number of years ago entitled Icons for the Blind; from this post we learn that a school in Lipetsk, Russia is constructing an house-church iconostatis designed for blind students. The icons are 3D, in bas relief. This follows a program initiative for the spiritual nourishment of the blind, directed by icon carver Roman Baturin.

Concerning Roman Baturin:

About two years ago [sic] the successful artist rejected earthly goods and began to lead an ascetic type of life. Having left his prestigious work, he returned to Nizhny Novgorod and began to carve 3D icons on wood for the blind. 

Also,

At the beginning of 2006, an icon workshop was opened in Nizhny Novgorod for the creation of relief icons for blind people.

Read the whole story:

http://incendiarious.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/icons-for-the-blind/

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