15 August 2008

Danielle


sketchferral, originally uploaded by Stephen Halker.

My friend Janie sent me this post about a Floridian Feral Child named Danielle. Police rescued her from a filth ridden excuse for a shack where she lived a life of neglect. She was so feral that she wouldn't make eye contact, didn't react to heat or cold or pain, wouldn't vocalize, and didn't understand the concept of nodding "yes" or "no".
It's an amazing story that I couldn't stop reading. I drew this sketch soon after reading the story.
http://tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article750838.ece

1 comment:

Alan Summers said...

I love the sketch, you put so much emotive energy in this and so subtly.

Alan
Alan’s Area 17 blog
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