Shadows Bright as Glass by Amy Ellis Nutt.
This is the story of artist Jon Sarkin who had a life changing experience. Started his life as a calm chiropractor but after a small artery moved less than a millimeter in his brain started having severe neurological trauma. After the operation that was supposed to save him he had a stroke which changed his personality into that of an obsessive creator of art. I’ve started to read the first cople of pages and it poetic and beautiful written.
Here is some of the reviews written about this book that you can fin on the Amazon.com page as well:
“Shadows Bright As Glass is a fascinating glimpse into the mysteries of the mind, brain and creativity. Jon Sarkin wrestles with the great questions of the search for self, questions that concern us all.”
—Alice Flaherty, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
“Fascinating…A mind-bending and inspiring book.” —Kirkus (starred review)
“Nutt exquisitely twins the inspirational and vexing story of Jon Sarkin, brain-damaged chiropractor turned renowned artist, with an account of humankind’s eternal pursuit of the soul…Nutt’s compelling narrative makes this is a real page-turner.” —Booklist (starred review)
Did Art save him?
I can’t help but think of all my artists friends who struggles with the same desire to create art. We know that feeling of something that is wrong when we do not create.
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