I’m Lucy, and I’m here to share my story with the world.
This is an art channel, but I’m not an artist. In fact I was comically bad at art. In 2019 I was hit by a truck. I sustained damage to my left temporal lobe. A few weeks into my healing, I attempted a sketch because I was so bored of being bedridden. I drew a pair of lips. To my shock, they looked real. At least realer than anything else I’d ever even dreamed of before.
I’ve consulted neurologists who state that I have “acquired savant syndrome”, otherwise known as “de novo artistic ability after traumatic brain injury”.
I ask myself, where could these skills have come from? How could I know something I’ve never learned? Why me? I have so many questions and not many answers. Not much help. It’s a lonely world.
I promise to share the ups and downs of my artistic, and neurologic journey. I hope that by sharing this with all of you, I feel less isolated. I hope the future holds something bright.