Several years after his identity was hacked by traumatic brain injury, Joshua Puckett has reconnected with his own form of expression. His paintings are deep and dark, reflecting his journey through hell. Like any meaningful artwork, his will tell a story without words and leave you in awe. That is a guarantee.
Needed to put down the guitar and paint. That is where my mind finally calms and drifts away best. This is called, “Mirror, Mirror. Mirror, Moon.” The pages forming my rays/halo are the actual pages from the very first entry I made the morning after I quit drinking. The mirror part because even though my injury and damage is on the left, the mirror shows me the right. The moon has somehow become my single greatest confidant. Feeling it as if it were a friend, especially at a time when I had none, it pulled away, and still pulls away the dark shadowed, broken parts of me. Written are words from me to someone I look to for guidance.
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Life After TBI – Let’s Find it Together
Joshua Puckett, a young man with an abuse-riddled childhood has survived a traumatic brain injury. Despite the glaring confusion and (often) utter hopelessness that accompanies such a medical anomaly as a head injury and other conditions such as Tourette’s syndrome, Joshua is a statistic beater.
He has taken his unique, drastic experiences and processed them through his altered mind to produce art and music for all to enjoy. Joshua’s life mission is to use his creativity to encourage other to build upon their new life with confidence and wisdom.
In his videos Joshua puts a raw voice to the struggles we all face with a heavy dose of reality. That reality being life is what you make it.
Facebook fostered his wishes to start a community. With regards to a group he created on Facebook here is what one participant had to say:
My understanding is that this group fosters and encourages Freedom. I love that intention. As I look at the intro video, this thought came to me to share.
“Nothing is good or bad. It’s just information.”
– From a music teacher I had
As posts materialize, I will view them as neither good or bad. But as I process the information, I will learn. And for that, I say Thank You!