A Man With Cerebral Palsy Taught Himself to Paint Incredible Images Using a Typewriter
The news: Where there's a will, there's a way — and if you have true passion and talent for art, you might not even need pencils or paint to make your inspiration come alive.
This is the incredible story of Paul Smith, a man born with severe cerebral palsy who gained nationwide attention last year for his artwork. Though Smith had trouble performing many day-to-day tasks, he came up with a unique technique to create his art: using the 10 symbol keys on his childhood typewriter.
According to CerebralPalsy.org, Smith's cerebral palsy heavily affected his speech, mobility and fine motor coordination. He could not speak until the age of 16, and it took him 32 years just to walk. Still, he was able to use just one finger on his right hand to create stunning works of typewriter art based on his life.
Smith passed away in 2007 at the age of 85, but his artwork continues to remind us that true artistry and spirit cannot be confined — and that life's challenges can be conquered through dedication, perseverance and sheer willpower.
Check out some of Smith's artwork below: