This Beautiful Log Home Proves Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt That Creativity Has No Limits...

This Beautiful Log Home Proves Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt That Creativity Has No Limits...

You'll want to read this story about how "An L.A Artist Built A House with Salvaged Materials Without Her Eyesight". It's an inspiring story that goes to show anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

Los Angeles artist Dominque Moody lives inside a work of art that she built with salvaged materials without her eyesight. If youre sitting in Los Angeles traffic you may even see it drive by. The tiny house is a kaleidoscopic structure on wheels. The walls of the tiny house made with pieces of steel, overlap each other in waves of rusted color, like a patchwork rainbow. Repurposed washing machine doors act as unique portal windows and sunbeams peek through a skylight, giving the wooden porch and French doors a glimmer. The California License plate reads NOMAD 45. Moody sometimes feels like she is living in a fishbowl, as there are always people looking in, some with jaws dropped. She'll often pull up to cars and have people give her the thumbs up. The tiny house on wheels is a 7 by 20 foot tiny house, that she built from salvaged material such as scraps of wood, cast off trinkets, old metal lampposts, and washing machine doors. The tiny home speaks of the person who lives there. As a child Moody was one of nine, and the family didn't have a lot of money. The family frequently moved in and out of neglected house, forever packing and unpacking boxes. To cope with their constant moving Moody and her siblings developed an explanation for each new batch of classmates, saying they were nomads. The title stuck and so did the way of life.

Moody has through the years moved several times from Brooklyn, to San Francisco, Washington, D.C. along with dozens of other places always with her creative drive acting as her compass. Interestingly enough, when her sister was digging through some of their family history they discovered an uncanny truth, they were descendants of Africa's Fulani tribe, the world's largest pastoral nomadic group. For the last decade Moody has stayed in one city, Los Angeles. She has lived in Altadena's Zorthian Ranch, an artists' retreat in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Theres another thing you should know about Moody and that is shes legally blind. About twenty years ago her eyes began to fail her, leaving only peripheral vision, meaning no centre sight, and a minimal eye for detail. When she sits close to people all she can make out some facial details, she shifts her sight every now and then to get pieces, and puts it together like a puzzle. Blindness for a visual artist is a terrifying thing admits Moody. It has forced her to hire drivers for the Nomad and to seek help from friends when she was constructing the home. But in her loss, shes unearthed a new way of looking at the world, seeing the beauty in the broken.

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