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Canadian artists push the boundaries


Two artists in Canada are proving that their disability is in no way an excuse to ignore what they love.  This article from Owen Sound, Ontario, tells the story of Elaine Davidson (Spina bifida), and her husband Uwe Harders (visual impairment).  Davidson is a painter and Harders a sculptor, and both have combined forces to create a local art exhibit. 

The journalist, Bill Henry, does a nice job of avoiding a portrayal of the couple as victims of their disabilities.  Instead, the disabilities are merely a subplot to the story of two talented artists.  And I love this quote from Davidson:

"When you have a disability, you do tend to push yourself into areas that are tough, because you've lived with the message all your life that you're not as good...You tend to want to push the boundaries of that."
All in all, a well done piece with a terrific message!



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