Paul Topkin

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSH or FSHD)

Paul is a multitalented individual who began building models of famous ships in 1990. The HMS Bounty was one of the last ships Paul built before the disease diminished his abilities. Paul recreated the ships’ details after studying their histories and reading their blueprints. Each ship took several months to build. This model, 1/50 of the size of the original British ship, is the 200th piece donated to the MDA Art Collection.