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Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Displays Work Of Wood Sculptor Ron Davidson

"Blind Ambition: Carving Out a Niche" will run from Sept. 12 through Nov. 1.
"Blind Ambition: Carving Out a Niche" will run from Sept. 12 through Nov. 1. Photo Credit: Facebook

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Blind wood sculptor Ron Davidson will bring his unique and inventive art style to the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation this fall.

“Blind Ambition: Carving Out a Niche” will open with a reception from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 6 Reservation Road, at the junction of Routes 35 and 121 South in Cross River. The exhibition is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will continue through Nov. 1.

Davidson was a skilled woodworker building cabinets for a living before losing his sight to an eye disease. To adapt, Davidson created a surface pattern on the wood consisting of raised lines to help carve his images. He also invented a Braille-like system that utilizes lasers to configure raised carvings.

“Ron and his artwork are great examples of the strength of the human spirit,” Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino said in a statement. “He truly exemplifies someone who has risen to the challenge and has soared above.”

Visit parks.westchestergov.com for more information on the Ron Davidson exhibit or regarding the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

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