Oct. 7—After suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury in 1998, Spanky Bentz thought making art would be just another thing he’d have to give up.
“I wasn’t sure if I could do it anymore,” he said.
He had to relearn how to walk, talk, even feed himself after being hit by a car head-on while riding a bicycle.
But more recently, he began to challenge himself by creating black-and-white drawings of wildflowers and historical buildings near his home in Thurmont. When a neighbor was tearing down an old barn, Bentz asked if he could have the wood scraps and taught himself