MEMPHIS, Tenn (WREG-TV) Most people do not expect a sculptor to be blind but Sharon McConnell-Dickerson is and she is well known for her art.
Born with sight, McConnell-Dickerson woke up one day when she was 27 and she could no longer see.
McConnell-Dickerson was eventually diagnosed with Uveitis, a degenerative eye disease.
After several years of surgeries and treatments, she became involved with sculpture.
"Sculpture is the vehicle in which I access a lost sense," she said.
She moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1996 to study all aspects of art.
After only 10 months of study, she had produced a body of work consisting of eight bronze sculptures.
McConnell-Dickerson, who now has partial sight, is best known for her life-masks of legendary blues musicians.
She is currently raising money to publish a book; mcconnelldickersonart.com