Friday, May 6, 2011

Talented Man creates detailed artwork with his mouth and right foot

Now you must shut your mouth if you say this 41-year-old Huang Guofu, is disabled. Because he does more than what an able person can do. This great man is from Chongqing, China, has learned to master the paintbrush with his mouth and right foot, after he lost both his hands in a childhood accident.

Huang Guofu lost his arms in dreadful electric shock accident, at the tender age of four, but that didn’t stop him from following his dreams, and at age 12 he began painting with his feet. The gifted artist remembers that in the start, his artworks didn’t look at all like what he future to paint, but as the years went by his skills improved significantly. Huang quit his studies when he was 18, as his father was very ill and he needed to make money for his treatments. He started travelling to other Chinese cities, creating stunning paintings on the side of streets and selling them to passers-by.

It was during his art actions that he began using his mouth to paint, after hearing some comments that painting with one’s leg isn’t very stylish. He put a brush in his mouth and started painting. During a trip to a city in China’s Sichuan Province, Huang Guofu met Hu Guoui, a woman who quickly fell in love with his strong will and artistic talents, and the two got married in 2000. Since then, she has become his helper, carrying his canvas and tools, whenever he needs to paint a scene on location.

Huang Guofu has been named vice-curator of the newly established Chongqing Talents Museum, for his artistic attainments and powerful spirit. Since then, many more mouth-and-foot painters have joined the museum. The artist believes that “when life closes one door to you, it must have opened another at the same time” and says publicly he is happy and content with what God has given him.