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Incredibly Detailed Ink Portrait To Help Amnesiac Man
Sometimes art is not made for the sake of art itself, but to help those in need. A young portrait artist has used his talent to try and make one man the person he was before.
You might have heard of the case of Benjaman Kyle, a man found unconscious behind a Burger King in Richmond Hill, Georgia in 2004 with no memory of who he was. Referred to as BK because of the restaurant, the man diagnosed with dissociative amnesia later adopted a pseudonym that fit those initials. The intensive search for his identity revealed some clues, but up to this date his real name remains unknown. What’s curious about his case is that the government officials refused to issue him a Social Security card, claiming that he already has one under his real identity. This resulted in Benjaman being unable to find employment and has caused him much trouble on top of the fact that he has no recollection of his previous life.
One of many people touched by Benjaman’s story was the artist Miguel Endara who’s known for his black and white dotted ink portraits. He made a portrait of Benjaman Kyle that consists of around 2.1 million dots and is one of the most detailed portraits made by human hand. It took more than 138 hours to finish it, but Endara was dedicated to get the work done. He is now selling limited-edition prints of his artwork online, and 50% of the profit goes to helping Benjaman retrieve a new SSN and get his life back on track. Hopefully his noble cause will help make progress in the identity search.