Sketch Book Series – Waiting Room 2007

I began blogging in 2013 to highlight my relationship with my older brother Mike, who is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. Although my process of making sense of Mike began early in my life, blogging was a way to gather my thoughts and artistic expressions in one place. It gave me a focus for developing […]

Processing – Back to My Brother Michael

It has been quite a while since I published anything related to the original purpose of this blog: exploration of my relationship between my older brother and me – my connection with autism. I began this blog to describe the impact of having an autistic brother, who is nonverbal and low functioning. (I’ve been away […]

Self Portrait – Last of 2020

After moving to Los Angeles, the new apartment is still a mess. I can’t find my razor, among many other items. I won’t go to a barber (especially here in LA) until this covid mess is over with (I may break down and get a new shaver before then – if they can deliver). Here […]

Rear Window – Pencil Sketch

Continuing with sketching, I stepped out onto the balcony in our new ‘digs’. Instead of paying attention to artistic considerations (such as tonal values, and interesting geometric contrasts), I concentrated on documenting the scene before me. Important spatial relationships, of course, had to be correct (or close to correct) in order to reproduce a recognizable […]