“It’s never too late.”
This was my first thought as I watched Josh Bogdan’s touching story of 97-year-old Hal Lasko and his shockingly intricate, pointilist Microsoft Paint art. Hal spent his life as a graphic artist — “a letter man” — back when everything was done by hand. Now living with a condition that causes partial blindness, Hal thought that his painting days were over. However, when his grandchildren introduced him to the Microsoft Paint application, he quickly embraced the program as an important element in his artistic toolkit, creating complex works that take years to finish. It’s amazing to see what a creative (and patient!) mind can do with a such a simple tool.