A medical procedure made her blind. Her real estate career over, she turned to making beautiful mosaics. Artist Helaine Abramson leads people out of her darkness with beauty and a story you need to hear. You can find her art at https://www.mymosaicvision.com/
We’re joined on the Beyond the Mic dot com starline by a former Texas commercial real estate guru who has turned now to the arts. Helaine Abramson has been featured in galleries across Texas and has a story you need to hear. Helaine Welcome.
Let’s go Beyond the Mic. Your first life was in commercial real estate in Houston, how did that challenge you?
Let’s talk about the incident that changed your life… you were undergoing a medical procedure that failed and left you legally blind.
I’ve heard your vision as looking through two straws, how would you describe your vision?
You started in decoupage, then moved into mixed media and mosaics.Was this a natural transition or was there something about the media that drew you to it?
One of the pieces that drew my eye was your use of butterflies. Its transformative and like your journey. You started as a caterpillar working in real estate and had to go into a cocoon before transforming yourself into the artist you are today…
Which artists influenced you on your path?
How did that make you feel when she said you can do it?
Your son Josh is an Army Silver Star hero for clearing out an area of insurgents in Afghanistan. Serving 4 tours in a war zone, you have to be very proud of him.
You recently lost your guide dog Chapman, you are almost ready to find your next partner. Tell me how important a guide dog is to you?
Describe Chapman to everyone
Is it time for you to find your next guide dog?
How has your art changed and perhaps saved your life?
Times running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 1st thing that comes to your mind, no pressure.
1. Since your vision has decreased, is there one sense that has increased more than the others?
2. What’s your spirit animal?
3. What’s your favorite scent? What memories does it evoke?
4. What’s something you wanted to always do as a child but never did?
5. Do you listen to music while you create? What genre?
6. If you could commission a famous artist to do something for you, what would it be?
7. Favorite vacation spot?
8. If you could see one thing with 100% clear vision just once it would be…
Her favorite scent is red currants, her grandkids call her mimi and her spirit animal is a Wolf.
Artist Helaine Abramson, thank you so much for joining us.
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