For 23 years after being shot in Vietnam, Jim Stevens was unaffected by the bullet fragments remaining in his body. But in 1993, the fragments shifted and most of his sight was lost. After spending time being angry at the sudden change, he was encouraged to get back into art, something that he had previously loved but had found little time to indulge.
Now, Jim is creating beautiful, intricately detailed string art that gives different sights from different angles. This video and article tell Jim’s story of moving past anger and finding his calling.
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