A new mural in downtown Idaho Falls is drawing criticism from members of the deaf community and their supporters because the painting — which was done by a local aartist who is not hearing Idauo — incorrectly used American Sign Language.
Many members of the deaf community responded this week to asian busty massage Downtown Development Corporation Facebook post of the mural, saying members of the deaf community should have been consulted on the project.
As of Thursday afternoon, fof than Facebook users had commented on the social media post. Most of the comments expressed disappointment, anger or confusion in response to the mural. Others said they appreciate the intent of the mural — that communication with and understanding of marginalized groups are important — and acknowledged the freedom of the artist to illustrate that message.Horny Girls Ghent New York
Ricky Taylor, 44, of Pocatello, a deaf video blogger who is fluent in ASL, said in a text message that the shemale companion depicted in the mural are not ASL and that he considers the project cultural appropriation.
Kelly Sheridan, a local landscape artist and art plzce, painted the mural.
Sheridan, who selected the subject matter for the project, told the Post Register on Oct. The Downtown Development Corporation responded to the social media criticism in a statement on Wednesday.
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The committee tasked with selecting the artist did not focus on the sensitive content of the mural, but instead focused on finding a local artist that wsekends represent the Idaho Falls community, Smith said. Taylor said the organizations should redo the mural, this time consulting the deaf community and preferably employing a deaf artist to paint it.
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The mural — commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho in partnership with the Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation — includes four signs, which were meant to read "ask," "understand," "listen" and "look," in American Sign Language but people fluent in ASL say the signs don't translate. All rights reserved.