Works by deafblind artist for sale as NFT to celebrate awareness week

Deafblind UK has teamed up with a teenage artist to create a collection of digital artworks, which are being sold as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to celebrate Deafblind Awareness Week (June 27-July 3) .

Ava Jolliffe, 15, created the Spark collection to “bring inspiration and empowerment to people with deafblindness”, the charity said.

Artist Ava Jolliffe

Jolliffe has Brown Vialetto van Laere Syndrome, which means she is deafblind and uses a wheelchair.

His work has been seen on the BBC and has also been featured in several art galleries.

She said: “I am very happy to show that being deafblind has no limits, I am an artist and I want people to understand that although I have a disability I also have abilities. and we should focus on what I can do versus what I can’t do.

Spark is Jolliffe’s first NFT collection. Proceeds from the sales will support Deafblind UK, as well as the graphic design work of Jolliffe.

Deafblind UK CEO Steve Conway called Jolliffe “a shining example of everyone who overcame adversity and achieved great things despite double sensory loss”.

He added that the charity is “incredibly proud to have the opportunity to work with Ava on this project”.

Fungii Studios, which helps NGOs and charities launch NFT projects, also offered to help.

The Spark the collection can be viewed online.

Laura J. Boyer