Just A Typewriter (This is unbelievable art!!)

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lived at Rose Haven Nursing Home ( Roseburg, OR ) for years. Paul
Smith, the man with  extraordinary talent was born on September
21, 1921, with severe cerebral palsy.
Not only had Paul beaten the odds of a life
with spastic cerebral palsy, a disability that impeded his speech
and mobility but also  taught himself to become a master artist
as well
a terrific chess player even after being  devoid of a formal
education as a  child.

"When  typing, Paul
used his left hand to steady his  right one. 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
 ….. @ # $ % ^ & * ( )_ . Across seven  decades,
Paul created hundreds of pictures.
often gave the originals away. Sometimes, but not always, he kept or
received a copy for his own records. As his mastery of the
typewriter grew, he developed techniques to create shadings,
colors, and textures that made his work
resemble pencil or charcoal
This great man
passed away on  June  25, 2009, but left behind a
collection of his amazing artwork that will be an inspiration for

Can you believe that
this art was created using a  typewriter?

"I Shall Look At The
World Through Tears. Perhaps
I Shall See Things That,
Dry-Eyed, I Could Not See".

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