Jon Sarkin

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Biography

Jon Sarkin:  Born in Hillside, NJ, 1953

After a brain hemorrhage and a stroke that nearly killed him, the once-shy ambitious chiropractor awoke with an effusive, unfocused need to create.  He was a different man in body-deaf in one ear, his vision splintered, his balance permanently skewed-and in mind.

Jon’s work lacks complete inhibitions as he creates vigorously almost to the point of obsession/compulsive. His brain constantly tries to make sense of the world, and he constantly tries to make sense of his brain’s failure-through colors and images and words.  He cannot stop; he does not want to stop.  In fact, he is afraid to stop.  Jon has been referred to as the, “Accidental Artist.”  He needs to create, put it all down on paper; it’s his engine, his purpose in life.

Jon is unable to see the world as a whole and unable to ignore it in its infinite detail.  His brain constantly tries to make sense of the world, and he constantly tries to make sense of his brain’s failure- through colors and images and words.  He cannot stop; he does not want to stop.  In fact, he is afraid to stop.  He is an accidental artist, but he need to draw, to put it all down on paper, is his engine, his purpose for living.

Tom Cruise's production company owns the rights to his life story and is developing a movie. Jon lives in Rockport, Mass with his wife Kim and three children.

www.jsarkin.com

 

 

 

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