Dad’s Fishing Spot
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Handicapped accessible dock in Northern Minnesota, overlooking clear lake, and fluffy white clouds against bright blue sky.
About the Artist
I was diagnosed with RSD 20 years go. Previously, I loved outdoor activities like kayaking. As my mobility became more limited, I learned to appreciate activities as an observer. A brain injury 5 years ago further impacted my independence. I rely on supports from family, friends, and service providers. I began my art journey when I enrolled in the INSPIRE program for brain injury and stroke survivors, which offered a Camera Club teaching photography skills to the disabled. Having limited mobility, this opened up possibilities for me to participate in outdoor activities in a new way. Taking photographs from a wheelchair narrows the scope of my world view, especially in MN winters. I have learned to be creative in capturing images of nature, while relying on family members to be my “photography assistants.” My art influences are photographers David Guttenfelder and Bryan Hansel, my first photography teacher (my nephew Aidan), & photographers Lucy Hawthorne, Gillian Laub, and Amy Sacka
Art on display at Courage Kenny and featured online at www.CourageArt.org