An interesting and tragic story involving customising as therapy.
Sad story, but I thought this was pretty amazing and wanted to share.
When Mark Hogancamp awoke from a coma after being brutally assaulted in 2000, he began to build, with breathtaking attention to detail, a minified fantasy world called Marwencol. The World War II-era town is populated by dolls representing himself (“Caption Hogie”), his friends, and his family; Hogancamp poses and photographs their adventures and relationships. As his website states, “Playing in the town and photographing the action helps Mark to recover his hand-eye coordination and deal with the psychic wounds of the attack.”
The video link tells more of the story and has some fantastic images.
Marwencol - The Morning News
"Steel-like jaws clacked away, each bite slashing flesh from my body - I used my knife and my hands, and when they were gone, my bloody stumps - and yet the turtles came."