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My name is Jim Harris. I am a Carbondale, Colorado based printmaker, illustrator, and walking paraplegic.
“I guess I’ll have more time for art now,” I tried joking as they lifted the backboard. For a decade I’d been making a living as a mountain guide and as the camera guy on expeditions. But now I was on the way to a hospital in Patagonia and I couldn’t feel or move anything below my sternum.
In the few years since that accident I’ve participated in an improbable recovery. I progressed from wheelchair to walker to cane. I regained my independence, if not the physicality I once possessed.
I do have more time for art now.