De’VIA coined

De’VIA is art created with the intention of expressing the Deaf experience. These experiences may include:

    • Contrasting colors and values, intense colors, and contrasting textures.
    • Centralized focus.
    • With exaggeration or emphasis on facial features, especially eyes, mouths, ears, and hands.
    • Centralized focus.

9 Deaf artists met 1 week prior to Deaf Way I and wrote The Deaf View/Image Art (De’VIA) Manifesto