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Huang Guofu didn’t let the childhood accident that left him armless at the age of four interfere with his love for painting. Instead, he taught himself to paint with his feet at the age of 12. He recalls staying up all night at times just to practice. After his father fell ill, Guong, 18 at the time, quit school and decided to pursue painting as a profession in order to help pay for treatments. He started selling his art on the streets where some purchased his work purely out of sympathy.
Home » featured , Inspiring Artists , Inspiring Projects 26 October 2010 615 Comments Sometimes an artist creates something so beautifully simple that it takes your breath away…. literally. (hack line – couldn’t help it) Artist Jason de Caires Taylor creates life-size cement sculptures of people and submerges them into the waters of South America.
Friends: When I grew up in Springfield, Missouri, the Green County Courthouse had a small replica of the Statue of Liberty out in front of it. In the course of learning about local history, I found out that the statue was one of many such replicas dedicated around the country by the Boy Scouts in the 1920s and 30s. Kind of makes you wonder, why we can’t even do something like that anymore. Our public memorials rarely have much heft or national scope (the OKC Bombing Memorial a notable exception). Our post office makes itself busy with Disney character stamps and the U.S.