Santiago Velasquez’s Last Seen
Last Seen partners renowned artists with vision impaired Australians to depict their most cherished visual memory.
His last cherished memory was at the age of nine, cycling with friends around his Colombian apartment complex. He remembers his blue bike, deep red bricks and the vegetation and greenery within the grounds. He recalls the sounds of friends’ laughter and the carefree feeling of riding a bike by himself. Santiago still rides today on a tandem bike.
The Last Seen artworks were sold to help Queensland Eye Institute carry on vital medical research to save sight.