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Blind sculptor finds inspiration at Oklahoma City museum


November 24, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — His head brushing lightly against the massive horse's face, Michael Naranjo carefully ran his hands over its plaster muzzle.

Using touch to see what his eyes cannot, the New Mexico sculptor studied the towering steed's forelock, eyes and forehead, matching his tactile observations to a vague boyhood memory.

"It's exciting: the tingling feeling in my fingers and just adrenaline and the thrill of something that you never expected to do," Naranjo said. "It's hard to process because it's so big, but I have an idea of what it looks like so that helps."

Naranjo, who is blin...

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