AutismInfluencedArt: Abstract Double Portrait (2016)

This is one of many portraits I made of my brother Michael. It is a double portrait of Mike and me. I began two portraits with free-form curves and lines, inspired by Miró’s Constellation Series, a remarkable set of seemingly free-form works, filled with icons and fantastic creatures.  I included ovals for two faces and the icons […]

Mike-Related Watercolor: Mother and Child – Last Visit (2013 – painted 2014)

My younger brother, Mom and I had our last visit with Mike for his birthday in 2013. I suppose I represented Dad because, like him, I held out hope that Mike would show some recognition of his family. Mike is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. My disappointment was bitter. Selfishly, I thought that Mike would […]

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