"I remember waking up & thinking, 'Why have the birds stopped singing?' Overnight, my life changed radically. Until then, I'd been a full-time musician.
Whilst waiting for my NHS hearing aids, discombobulated, I retreated to the woods & learnt an awakened understanding of how the natural world nurtures well-being. Compelled to 'pay back', nature, when I discovered that we have rainforests, right here, in Wales, it became my calling to raise awareness of their exsistence.
With moss carbon dated back 10,000 years the Rainforests of Wales are part of the most significant eco-history across the globe & yet remarkably, people are unaware of them ... " Cheryl Beer
Image: 'Sound heArt' by Cheryl Beer
Cheryl was one of 31 d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists to take part in the DASH award winning project: We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV).
The artists staged Dada inspired interventions in 30 museums and galleries across Britain and Northern Ireland on 2 July 2022 only, marking the 102nd anniversary of the 1st Dada International Exhibition in Berlin.
Cheryl's intervention; 'SoundheArt' took place at The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney Islands. Find out more.
Visit the Project website waivav.org
Visit the DASH Project page