falling & laughing.

in the new vice there is an interview with edwyn collins, the singer from scottish twee pop band orange juice. in 2005 edwyn suffered two major brain hemorrhages that left him unable to walk, talk, or use his right hand. his brain also lost the ability to work out letters and words. over the next three years he began drawing animals, mostly birds, with his left hand as a way of teaching his body and mind how to work again. he recently had a show of these bird drawings at smithfield gallery in london.

{click drawing to download falling and laughing}

1 comment:

  1. this was heartbreaking. but really beautiful. i love the drawings.