Meet a Paralyzed Graffiti Artist Who Tags with His Eyes
Legendary LA graffiti artist Tony “TEMPT 1” Quan was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease back in 2003. Today, the degenerative nerve disorder has left him unable to move, speak, or breathe on his own. But thanks to a pair of seriously souped-up sunglasses (and some teamwork by an international crew of artists, tech geeks, and hackers) TEMPT is still creating new art — using a gadget now known as the Eyewriter. “Our writing culture was born of making something from nothing,” he explains. “I lay in bed exploding with ideas… that’s when I knew that I wasn’t done yet.” Click through to watch the trailer for Getting Up, an inspiring new film by TEMPT’s wife, Caskey Ebeling, which documents her husband’s incredible journey and had its world premiere at Slamdance earlier this month, where it won the Audience Award for Feature Documentary.