SYNOPSIS

The Birth of an Artist follows handicapped 17-year-old Dasha as she lives her ordinary day: waking up, taking bath, dressing up, eating, playing with her little brother and finally doing what she does the best- painting with her toes. Dasha, a native of Sumy, Ukraine, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth. Fortunately, her brain cells were not damaged which gave her an opportunity to communicate with her family, learn about the world and develop the talent for painting. Narrated by her loving mother, Dasha’s story reveals amazing but also sad moments of the young artist’s life. The opening of Dasha’s 6th personal exhibition marks the culmination of the tremendous efforts and love for art she has put in all her thought-provoking works.