Take Lowly MS Paint, Add A Partially Sighted 98-Year Old And...

...you get art. Not what you might expect from such an unlikely combination; if nothing else, it says something about the human spirit that when life hands you lemons, you start doing something creative!
Hal Lasko may be 98 years old, but while many of his peers devote their leisure time to shuffleboard and bridge, he has a very different passion: creating huge works of art pixel by pixel in Microsoft Paint.

While most people have long since abandoned MS Paint as an outdated graphics application, Lasko has spent the last 13 years using the program to digitally create works of art, spending up to 10 hours a day on his work. Originally a traditional painter, he switched to MS Paint in 2005 when his vision was impaired by wet macular degeneration, an eye disease that causes blindness in the center of his vision. He has since created more than 150 digital works, though his blindness means he will never be able to view them in their totality.
Wired (with cool video)


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