Bennett Strahan

Visual Artist & Architect

Three-dimensional thinking was what was created by the dyslexia problem. I could design these things in my head.

Bennett B. Strahan is an accomplished visual artist and architect.

His dyslexia was so severe as a child that he really did see print backwards.  He was considered borderline retarded, and he held books up to mirrors to learn to read.  Strahan’s uncle taught him to visualize the back side of letters and words so he could read.

Much of his artwork is produced by monotype, a process where the reverse image is painted on glass, then the pane is pressed into soft paper for the positive image. Color separations require multiple impressions. Strahan explains:

The monotype process is real dyslexia-friendly. To lay the color separations down on paper, you’ve got to do them backwards.”