This is an autism-inspired abstract portrait of the divided attention I was always trying to get from my autistic brother. During most of the time I spent with Mike I felt there was an unbridgeable gap between us. I often tried to engage him, but it was very difficult to get his attention. I painted […]
This is a cartoonish representation of the love of a brother for his autistic sibling. I tried to depict a push-pull relationship between these siblings, which it certainly can exist when there is a communication gap that cannot be crossed
This abstract painting was inspired in part by my brother Mike and also by the artists Kandinsky and Klee. It is an abstract portrait consisting of warped, fractured space and a collection of facial features. A print of this watercolor abstract is available at my Etsy shop, AutismInspiredArt. Here is a link to the listing.
I always hoped to get my brother Mike’s attention. Mike was autistic, low functioning and nonverbal; his attention was devoted to meeting his own needs. Now and then, I would see his eye looking at me. It seemed that Mike’s attention to others was the same as a lighthouse beam: paying brief attention to a […]