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Jon Sarkin works on a smaller sketch while his larger drawing pinned up on the wall behind him appears to be observing.

The lighting was basic commercial florescent lighting. It was dark and a challenge for me to shoot. I worked on sharpening it and noise reduction in PS5 any suggestions regarding noise issues welcomed.

Fish City Studio is where artist Jon Sarkin develops his work.


Jon Sarkin: Born in Hillside, NJ, 1953

After a brain hemorrhage and a stroke that nearly killed him, the once-shy ambitious chiropractor awoke with an effusive, unfocused need to create. He was a different man in body-deaf in one ear, his vision splintered, his balance permanently skewed-and in mind.

Jon’s work lacks complete inhibitions as he creates vigorously almost to the point of obsession/compulsive. His brain constantly tries to make sense of the world, and he constantly tries to make sense of his brain’s handicap-through colors and images and words. He can't stop; he doesn't want to stop. In fact, he is a fear to stop. Jon has been referred to as the, “Accidental Artist.” His purpose is to get his creativity down on paper.

Tom Cruise has bought the rights to his story and at some point will produce a movie about Jon. There are many articles online about Jon Sarkin and his life changing event.

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