Jonathan Elias Wamback, born in North York, Ontario in January of 1984, is the survivor of much violence. Having lived through extensive abuse and a violent assault, which left him comatose and paralyzed for six months and wheelchair bound for a year. Following these traumas, his art and writing seeks to capture a unique beauty he sees in the world. He is a graduate of York University where he received a degree in English Literature. He has obtained a diploma in General Arts and Science and has been published in Crime Watch Canada Magazine and Jobopolis Magazine Canada. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He began his writing career at a very early age and has helped to direct and has contributed to a great number of university publications. He would come to discover that the emotional after-effects of violence are the most scarring and the most traumatic. He never gave up hope on himself. Most of his literature speaks of the horrors of Post-Traumatic Stress and violence and the recovery, effects of it on society as a whole. Following these traumas, his art and writing seeks to capture a very unique beauty he sees in the world. He is a self-taught artist and has written two novels. He is currently finishing a piece of non-fiction about his own life and experiences.
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