You could say art rescued George Westren. In discovering op art, he found a way to deal with his addiction troubles and get his life to a better place. The idea of being rescued plays out again in his life, when his neighbor saves his artwork from being thrown in the trash.
It’s a remarkable story. I highly encourage you to read about it, here: the rescued works of George Westren, at the Washington Post.
Then go check out his work, here: georgewestren.org
(Image: link to an image in the Washington Post)