I took a photo many years ago, when I first started taking pictures of Mike, my older brother.*  I have never been able to make contact with Mike and pursued a long-term photography project in an attempt to understand him better.

autism sibling brother in classroom

He was relaxing in his classroom when I came in. The bulletin board was a display of fish, but it could have been a cartoon bubble for Mike’s thoughts.

Here is a sketch of what I think should have been in Mike’s thoughts.

Watercolor: Cartoon Bubble

12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

That’s me in the center, looking at him.

*Mike is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal.

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