A couple years ago I was at the home of my good friend Ann. Hanging over her stairs was the most amazing charcoal depiction of an ASL (American Sign Language) sign, done by artist Kyle Marsh. I'd never seen a drawing in which you could see the movement of the sign. I loved it. And I wanted one. Only I wanted a different sign used, I just didn't know what and needed to think about it for several..umm....months!
That was until this past fall. We have an empty wall in our dining room that really needed...well it needed something. That's when I realized it needed a Kyle Marsh drawing! The ASL sign depicted needed to be meaningful to our lives here, and it needed to be something that, when put to canvas, would fit the space.
I knew exactly what it would be.
I contacted Kyle and explained to him what I wanted, and why. ASL is an important part of our family. I was a sign language interpreter for many years before Angela came along, then came Axel and Asher joined our family and both communicate using ASL. There is also "B" who is on our way to our family and I'm told is also non-verbal. ASL is is critical to our family.
It's been very interesting to watch Kyle's process. Out of our conversations has come a one-of-a-kind rendition of my vision. Isn't it beautiful? I'm in love with it!
4ft wide x 2 ft tall
If you're not familiar with ASL, this is the sign for "family" put to charcoal. Isn't it beautiful? It has just been completed and is going on our dining room wall. Later we'll be putting all of our family pictures around it!