[Art_beyond_sight_educators] In Blindness, a Bold New Artistic Vision - John Bramblitt

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Wed Feb 18 11:57:51 UTC 2009

excerpt from The New York Times
In Blindness, a Bold New Artistic Vision

The faces in John Bramblitt’s paintings peer out through their canvases 
like hazy daydreams — apparitions that make it all the more astounding 
that the artist is blind.

Mr. Bramblitt, 37, lost his vision gradually over about 20 years, 
becoming completely blind in 2001. The exact cause is not clear, but Mr. 
Bramblitt, who lives in Dallas, suspects that it resulted from years of 
brain seizures 
that began at age 2, leading to a diagnosis of epilepsy 

As he grew older, the seizures became more and more frequent and changed 
in character — from tonic-clonic, which causes a loss of consciousness 
and violent twitching, to partial, in which the patient remains 
conscious but cannot function for a few moments.


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