Mike-Related Watercolor: Dividing Shadow (2016)

When my older brother Mike was at home (in the 1950s and early 1960s), our family went on camping trips. It wasn’t easy. Mike was (and is) autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. Mom tried as hard as she could to connect with him, but there was an impenetrable barrier. No one could get through. It […]

Quarantine Portrait Series: Brother Dave from More Than 50 Years Ago

This was a very difficult portrait to make. This is my first attempt, and it looks pretty good, but look at the ears. They are down by brother Dave’s chin.  I show the original photograph below to show their true position.  And yet the photo looks natural. The drawing does too, except when one looks […]