The Man Who Draws In His Sleep
What makes a man get out of bed and start drawing -- while he's still asleep? Doctors are baffled; art critics are impressed
By Colin Fernandez / Source: TheWeek.com
Lee Hadwin is only a decent artist when he's awake, but asleep he's created masterpieces that have reportedly sold for six figures.
"Art has never interested me at all," says Hadwin, as quoted by the BBC. But just in case, he now prepares by leaving a sketchpad, brushes, and other art supplies in his bedroom.
The reaction: "The whole thing is almost surreal," says Dean Praetorius at The Huffington Post. "It's almost scary how good he is, too."
Hadwin says that an evening of drinking can often trigger an episode of sleep-drawing. His condition leaves experts baffled: Doctors at the Edinburgh Sleep Center can't even determine what stage of sleep Hadwin is in when his creative impulses kick in.
Whatever is happening here, says Whitchurch Arts, it's working. And — who knows — there could be more sleep-drawing prodigies out there. "Perhaps put out a piece of paper and pencil on the bedside table tonight to find out."
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