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William Higginson talks Art, Death & Life

Imagine being told you were going to die, and your death could be at any moment. How would your life change?

Not many people know this, but when William Higginson was 12 years old, he was diagnosed with life-threatening liver failure. Then came a diagnosis of leukaemia.

For the next three years he lived with the knowledge that his life could end at any moment.

Lying in the hospital bed, William asked his folks for pencils and paper. Rather than die, he began to draw.

Today William Higginson lives in Vancouver. His art has now reached many countries through Asia, Europe, North and South America, and hundreds of businesses and private homes. He's touched lives, inspired artists, and influenced the story of surrealism in the 21st century.

In hard times we can still imagine the impossible.
We can disrupt the present reality and create a new one.
William Higginson's life is a testament to that. 


Watch William Higginson talk about Leukemia & art here:



 

May 14, 2018 by William Higginson