Picture shows the majority of the gallery, including four of Jaynes’s seven installations on view. In the center foreground is Jaynes’s Gift#1 on display on a flat, horizantally-angled rectangular table with a dark wood base. A white and brown paper maiche owl rests on a cylindrical stand to the left of a large open book under a rectangular, clear acrylic hood. To the right of the display with the owl stands Jayne’s Gift #5, a map represention of the travels of the 19th–century blind surveyor John Metcalf. It is a vertically-positioned, large rectangular table composed of a a padded linen top and a light brown wood base. A multi-color grid, outlines of geometric shapes, and green porcelain geometric forms adorn the linen top. To the left of the owl display is a partial view of a case of historical materials. In the left backround is Jayne’s Gift #3 inspired by the mathematical tools of the blind mathematician Nicholas Saunderson. It is a light brown table on which several large-sized wooden geometric shapes of different styles rest. In the center background, on the back wall painted off-white, is Jayne’s Gift #4, a visual transmutation after the musical work of blind African Amerian musician Thomas Wiggins. It is three horizontal and three vertical rows of prints in a geometric interplay of greens, browns and yellows. To the right of the prints on the wall is a small wooden frame in which brass musical notes are displayed. To the far right background is a partial view of an off-white curved wall. The floor of the room is covered with a tan colored carpet.

Common Touch Now on Display