Sightless Among Miracles, Carter Presidential Center

R. T. Wallen

Four circular pavilions are interconnected at the Carter Presidential Center. The garden side is beautifully landscaped with paths, a natural pond, and a Japanese garden. This figural sculpture is beside one of the winding paths.
Here a child leads a blind elder, one blind because of the disease, river blindness.
The sculpture relates to one of the goals of the Carter Center: "to improve the quality of life through programs in disease prevention, health promotion, and agriculture. Building hope is key in the Center's effort to break the cycle of disease and poverty that grips so many countries in the world today" (official website). Through the River Blindness Program, the Carter Center has assisted in the delivery of more than 35 million treatments of Mectizan® in Africa and Latin America. See this site for more information about this disease.
This image of the head was graciously contributed to this site by the sculptor, R. T. Wallen. This detail is of a version of the sculpture at the World Health Organization in Geneva Switzerland.

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