In the Visual Studies seminar at Smith in spring 2011, we were given a theme: black. To me, black implies blindness. I am intrigued by the idea that a person who is born blind cannot communicate what they see--a though that led me to Jose Saramago's Blindness and its study of a theoretical epidemic of white blindness. For Saramago's victims, the blindness is sudden, crippling--and unquestionably white. Struggling to communicate this experience visually, I focused on the disorientation of the newly-blind and the boundaries of human sight. This panorama of a street scene in Northampton, MA is a stand-in for Any Town, USA. As the viewer moves around it, the scene disappears and reemerges, raising questions about the difference between perception and sight, even for those with 20/20 vision.