To purchase or see more, contact Sue Hermes:
505-345-2872 ext. 12
Laura is a 26-year-old graduate of Manzano High School in Albuquerque. She has few voluntary motor skills as a result of her cerebral palsy. She practices her head movements through the use of her home computer. Each stroke in Laura Gilbert's paintings has been accomplished with her head movement, manipulating brushes taped to a baseball cap.
Although nonverbal, Laura uses her eyes and facial expressions to select colors from a color wheel and to direct her nurse/assistant to position the paper. One constant is a splash of purple paint, her