If I were to ask a person with normal vision, the question, Ã¢â‚¬Å“What is seeing?Ã¢â‚¬Â?Ã¢â‚¬â€? I probably would hear something like, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The ability to perceive through the eyes.Ã¢â‚¬Â?
Enter Esref Armagan, a blind painter form Turkey, and one look at his paintings of houses, fruits, mountains, butterflies, and faces — would make you wonder, Ã¢â‚¬Å“How does he see?Ã¢â‚¬Â? His painting of things, he has never seen, is both puzzling and intriguing. These paintings raise questions like how the mind actually sees things, constructs them, and remembers them as images? How does the MindÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eye really work?
New Scientist article–art of seeing without sight–provides an insight into seeing and the MindÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eye, as they dredge deep into the intriguing mind of Esref Armagan.