Artist with no arms believes disability is no hindrance to reach for one’s dreams

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  • An artist who has no arms continues to strive hard to reach for his dreams
  • He creates over 700 drawings in seven years
  • He wins second prize in the Best Global Artist contest in Vienna

An artist, who has no arms, believes that being a disable does not take one’s right to dream and to strive hard for what his heart desires.

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Photo credit: Bored Panda

“My name is Mariusz Kedzierski and I’m a 23-year-old Polish artist. Mostly, I make realistic or hyperrealistic drawings. Most of them are portraits. In my art there is nothing special, except for one thing – I was born without arms,” the young artist wrote in Bored Panda.

Even if you are disabled, he said, you must still live your life and never forget to dream.

“For me disability doesn’t mean that I can’t live my own, great life. It doesn’t mean that I have to forget my dreams. Art has been my way of life for 7 years. Since that time I have drawn over 700 drawings that took me 15,000 hours,” he said.

Slowly, he began fulfilling his dreams. He even got 2nd prize in the “Best Global Artist” search in Vienna in 2013.

“I participated in exhibitions in Cracow, Vienna, Oxford, Wroclaw and more. I’ve done one of my latest drawings during my travel through the Europe. I was working on the streets of Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Barcelona, Marseille, Venice, Rome, and Athens. I called this project ‘Mariusz Draws.’ This way, I want to inspire people, show them that all the limits are in our heads,” he stated.

At present, many Facebook users are admiring not only Mariusz’ talent but also his determination to succeed despite having a disability.

Photo credit: Bored Panda
Photo credit: Bored Panda

“These are so incredible! what you are missing in physical appendages, you expertly make up for in creativity and skill. If only I had your discipline,” wrote S. Rawson.

“I’m predicting you will be overwhelmed by requests from people wanting to purchase some of your work. I briefly looked on line to see if you are selling your work but could not find a source,” said C. Hyde.

“Lovely to see your wonderful drawings. One can feel all the love and patience and attention to detail that has gone into your work. All the best to you from New Zealand!” wrote V. Jaenecke.