Clinic Client Donates Painting
Posted: Jul 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Local artist Lee Sontag is a client in our Speech-Language-Hearing clinic. He suffered a traumatic brain injury which left him with cognitive and communication challenges, as well as double vision. He recently donated a painting he created after his injury, which now hangs in the front office of the department and clinic.
When painting this piece, he had to hold the paper six inches away from him in order to see it while he painted. He has since had surgery and now wears prism glasses to help with his double vision.
This was the first painting he completed after his injury; he could only paint for 30-45 minutes at a time for a total of 1-2 hours per day because of fatigue. It took him 2 weeks to complete this painting.
Sontag says “the injury has made me very patient”, but “I am at peace, whatever tomorrow brings – bring it!”