Suffering from a severe stuttering problem as a young child, Alan Rabinowitz found that the only time he was able to speak coherently was when he was amongst animals. He was placed in a ‘special needs’ class despite being perfectly intellectually capable as a regular student. He made a vow to himself that if he was ever able to gain a voice of his own, he would use it to speak for the animals who were unable to speak for themselves. Eventually Alan was able to conquer his stuttering problem and has now become one of the world’s most renowned animal conservationists. He is particularly known for his work with jaguars and other wildcats.
You can listen to more about his story here.
Diane Van Deren
Diane Van Deren suffered from constant seizures due to epilepsy. Before sensing a ‘premonition’ of a seizure, she would immediately go running outside to prevent the seizure from occurring. Eventually she went through a lobotomy procedure, removing a portion of her brain that dealt with her perception of time. This enabled Diane to receive an unusual yet interesting advantage when running in ultra-marathons. With a distorted judgment of time, she was able to run for days without feeling the same sense of exhaustion normal runners would experience if they were able to sense how long they had been running for. Diane is now one of the best ultra-runners in the world.
You can listen to more about her story here.
‘LETTERS’, Dyslexic individuals can possess excellent spatial reasoning and unique creative thinking. Some of the world’s most famous architects including Sir Norman Foster are known to be dyslexic.
Wildfire - Forest fires can reveal archeological ruins.
Thesis revisions are going by very slowly,
I’ve had vacation on my brain for 3 weeks.
This image is from one of my pieces regarding the
surprising benefits of forest fires that I’m currently working on
from my ‘Blessings in Disguise’ series.
And that’s all I pretty much have to say about that.
Merry Christmas Eve everyone!
I designed these stickers for my friend Luna Seaux! Hope you like them : )
My friends and I are sharing a joint art blog!
First week’s post was ‘Autumn’.
Fiction (concept sketch)
// Final year of school is just around the corner, and I am officially freaking out.
HIGH - pencil and ink / digital
I’m not really sure what to do with this…
So for now I’ll just leave it the way it is.
Tiger and Cat (box design) , pencil and digital 2011