Rose is particularly inspired by abstract art, nature, and aspects of everyday life. His symbolic compositions are most often created using oils on canvas. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency (ANA)

Cape Town – A day after getting discharged from Tygerberg Hospital, following a left arm amputation, Jeremy Wayne Rose painted his entire bedroom white to resemble an art studio. A day and a half later, he completed his first post-operative painting.

For more than three years, Rose, 32, has had to tote a non-functioning left arm around, the weight causing physical and psychological strain.

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