Artistic expressions born of brain disorders
Many people who have suffered brain damage turn to creating art. Researchers are studying them to help unravel how the brain works.
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Lester Potts( Daniel C. Potts )
Potts' son, Daniel C. Potts, says, "This is the painting we are most excited about of Dad's. It was painted when he had late-stage Alzheimer's and when he couldn't really put a sentence together."
From the images in the painting -- the saw, hat and boot -- the family feels it's clear this was an abstract representation of Lester Potts' father.
"Those images capture that man. We saw it and said, " 'Oh, my God, it's an abstract representation of his dad.' Yet if you asked him, he couldn't tell you."