For years, artists have been using GIFs in mind blowing ways to bring their visions to life. Native American GIF artist George Redhawk aka DarkAngelØne, who is blind, uses them to “see” art. With the help of visual aides and using photo manipulation software designed for the visually impaired, Redhawk creates eerily captivating versions of his favorite paintings and photographs. He doesn’t call himself an “artist” but tell that to the more than seven million people who have viewed his work online. This includes the support of his favorite artists like digital artist Adam Martinakis, who is currently planning an official collaboration with Redhawk. Strange and beautiful, yet slightly confusing, his animations leave the viewer feeling entranced while also off balance. For Redhawk, this also describes the experience of his damaged vision. Redhawk began creating GIFs out of a personal exploration, but today, his work challenges us to see the world through his eyes – and to pursue our passions despite all obstacles.

Native American digital artist, DarkAngelØne, collaborates with photographers to create fantastic gif artwork that transforms original still pictures into moving masterpieces. 'Some people call me an artist, I say I’m a guy who likes to play with photos. In order to present my animated still photos, I also create music videos. My animations are free to copy, use, or share any time you wish. They always have been, and always will be. It is my opinion that art is meant to be shared and enjoyed, it doesn’t belong to me, it belongs to anyone it calls to. I hope you enjoy them,' says DarkAngelØne of his work and the creative process behind it.

Just to clarify a lot of misunderstanding all across the internet, I am visually Impaired-Registered...
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