Remember this, when you step over my door sill, you’ve been raised. You know the difference between right and wrong. Do right. Don’t let anybody else raise you and make you change. And remember this, you can always come home.’

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Patients with Brain injurys art work.

By Harrison S.

Art made by individuals whose brain injury primarily affects one hemisphere is often characterized by crowding half the surface while ignoring the balance. Harrison, whose background was in theater and opera, tended to ignore the left side of his paintings which corresponded to his paralysis. By my nagging him about the left corners of his paintings, he grudgingly addressed the left sides. Good-naturedly nicknaming me "Floyd", I occasionally would hear his bellowing, baritone voice call out to me from the far end of the hall, "Hey Floyd, what about those 'freakin' corners?"

Medication eased his pain and made him drowsy; art was his medication for energy and rehabilitation. It revved his motor and ignited his cantankerousness, enabling him to confidently mount assaults on canvases with brilliant outcomes in the form of portraits and landscapes. In his portrait of a soulful Christ, with excellent corners, Harrison powerfully expresses suffering and redemption - hope.

I stumbled across this website it's a rehabilitation center for people who have suffered brain injury's it's called Northeast center for special care. They use art as part of the rehabilitation process, they share the patients art on their web site and I like this one by Eric F. Not bad for some one who is recovering from a brain injury.

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