Software Enables Astro Saulter’s Hands-Free Art
Here is a short documentary produced by The Creators Project on Jamaican artist, Astro Saulter and his art and backstory.
The Creators Project is an ongoing global arts and technology initiative created by Intel and Vice in order to support visionary artists, musicians, and filmmakers who are using technology to push the bounds of creative expression.
Here’s an excerpt from the blog post by The Ceators Project:
“Born in a different era, digital artist Astro Saulter’s life could have easily taken a radically different path. Without the emergence of design tools like Inkscape and Macromedia Freehand, Saulter, born with cerebral palsy, might have been unable to do what he loves best. With limited mobility, the Jamaican-born innovator has been saved from a life without creation by the use of a system called EZ-Keys, which allows him to use a head switch on the back of his wheelchair to engage his computer hands-free. Through the vectorscape capabilities of Inkscape, the 34-year-old artist can design a range of shapes and patterns, producing works that add to the broader art dialogue, and take part in the digitized aesthetic that’s become so hugely popular internationally. Above, the artist at home in Negril, Jamaica explains how he creates his pieces, and what it means to him to be able to express himself through this digital medium. Read more at thecreatorsproject.vice.com
Here’s more about Astro and his art on YardEdge.