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Saturday, 13 September 2014
This man with cerebral palsy created masterpieces using a typewriter
Despite suffering from cerebral palsy since birth, Paul Smith did not let the disability that limits his motor abilities stop him from pursuing his love for art.
Incredibly though, he created his artworks using a typewriter. With just one finger and a typewriter, Paul created brilliant works of arts, based out of his nursing home in Oregon, United States of America.
"When typing, Paul used his left hand to steady his right one," the video explains. "Since he couldn’t press two keys at the same time, he almost always locked the shift key down and made his pictures using the symbols at the top of the number keys. In other words, his pictures were based on these characters …. @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ ," it says.
Paul passed away on June 25, 2007, but has left behind a collection of his artwork that is still in much demand, years after his death.