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Deficiency Becomes Art for Artist
Deficiency Becomes Art for Artist

Father was inspired by the son who has Down syndrome, to paint super heroes with special needs. For 12 years, painter and poet from Pernambuco, Jos' Evaristo de Ancerg, sees beauty in the deficiencies of others. Inspired by his son Arthur, born deaf and with Down syndrome, Ancerg created a story that the characters are super heroes with special needs such as mental disabilities, physical and visual. He painted the pictures using material donated by Kathy Janos, entrepreneur and admirer of his work. Ancerg uses these to illustrate the scenarios and imagined landscapes of adventure. "Everybody loves a hero and we need them to influence us and be better adults," he explains. The trick of the poet, is not to tell right away the particularities of the protagonists. "Except for the blind character, kids discover that others have special needs at the end of the story, and then they are already in love with them."

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