Cerebral Palsy Sufferer Creates Magical Art on a Typewriter
John Williamson / 5 years ago
Paul Smith has suffered from cerebral palsy his entire life and overcome all odds to create a number of unbelievable masterpieces. Despite requiring constant care, and living in a nursing home, he manages to use a typewriter to write pieces of art worthy of any exhibition. Unfortunately, Paul is illiterate, but this has only inspired him to use a typewriter in a completely new and unique manner. Ideally, he originally wanted to use a traditional paintbrush hone his skills through delicate brush-strokes. Sadly, this never became a possibility because of his disability.
Many of Paul’s pieces are based on a wide array of themes which emphasizes his skills and creativity. These include drawings of complex ships to a beautiful rendition of the Mona Lisa. Unbelievably, Paul typed pound signs to form the facial detail on possibly the world’s most famous painting. The end result is staggering and I cannot think of any able-bodied artist who would have achieved a similar effect with traditional methods.
The moral of the story is, greatness can be achieved even in the most difficult of circumstances. It’s important to remember how lucky we are to be healthy, and take advantage of the benefits this brings. Once again, we see that a disability can coordinate with genius in a way most people cannot even fathom.
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