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ALDER CROCKER: The Accidental Painter

The first thing you notice about me is that I am a person living with quadriplegia in an orange electric wheelchair, the result of a freak accident in May of 2018 where I broke my neck and instantly became 85% paralyzed. When I am not speeding around the house or the neighborhood, the second thing you realize is that while my shoulders and arms have range of motion, I have no movement in my fingers. Together, these non-traditional faculties define my unique techniques and style... as prior to my accident I hadn't painted since 3rd grade, when my bowl of fruit was referred to as "compost."

The next time I picked up a brush was during my rehabilitation, over 40 years later, where I had four... Read more

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