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A changed man

Years ago, Jon Sarkin was a successful North Shore chiropractor living a normal life with his wife and child. Then came a stroke, surgery, progress, more challenges, and his emergence as an artist. Now his work is being featured in the DeCordova Museum's prestigious Annual exhibit.

By Geoff Edgers
Globe Staff / June 11, 2006

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GLOUCESTER -- The phone rings. Jon Sarkin jerks through a doorway at the bottom of the stairs into his chilly basement studio. It's a mess. An overflowing garbage can. Scattered art. Without his cane, Sarkin, a thin, bearded man in a paint-splattered sweatshirt, moves unsteadily through the debris. He kicks aside some canvases, leaves a footprint on others. (Full article: 1516 words)

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