Many Vision 2020 artworks highlight eye conditions and the importance of early detection and treatment to prevent blindness. Here’s a glimpse of Cataract by Dianne Firth of Canberra, Australia. Cataracts turn the transparent lens in the eye into an opaque grey material that restricts vision. Colours fade and images blur. A simple medical procedure can replace the lens and restore sight.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to ending avoidable blindness and has helped restore sight to millions of people in developing countries. You can donate to this important work via the Wonder of Eyes Fundraising Page.
See more of Dianne’s artwork at: www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au
Just a Glimpse is a series of blog posts sharing preview detail shots of each of the works selected for the Vision 2020 travelling textile art exhibition. The blog posts are published every other day and the Preview Gallery will be updated weekly.