I came across this article and wanted to share it with you. It is about a woman, Judith, a twin, born with Down Syndrome in 1943. At the time her family had no idea the full effects of her diagnoses or that she was completely deaf. She was sent to live in an institution at the age of 7. From then on, she hardly had contact with her family, even her twin sister. After many years apart, the sister eventually reunited and Joyce, her twin, was granted guardianship of Judith. Soon Judith started creating amazing sculptures with yarn, twine and basically anything else she could get her hands on. This woman, who never said a single word, was finally having a way of communicating.
Joyce recently wrote a book about the girls lives and the amazing art her sister created. At the age of 61, Judith passes away but her art has lived on and is inspiring both the disabled and typical communities.
Read the full article here : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/judith-scott-joyce-scott-art_us_57c9cdafe4b0e60d31df1b2c
You can also find Joyce Scott’s book here: Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott
“The first piece of Judy’s work I see is a twinlike form tied with tender care,” Joyce writes. “I immediately understand that she knows us as twins, together, two bodies joined as one. And I weep“