As a young boy artist Roy Nachum was frustrated by the command to “look but don’t touch” that accompanied a trip to the museum. On this same visit, he was fascinated by the Braille signs that he encountered in the museum’s corridors and stairways. His art is inspired by this early experience—he routinely incorporates Braille into his paintings, effectively making visual art for the blind. For his most recent show, Nachum created an installation called Sea of Crowns, which featured a pile of 1,800 gold metal crowns, some blank, others with Braille phrases punched into them. The installation suggested both unlimited dreams and the power the crown has to blind us to the consequences of the power it represents.
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