AutismInspiredArt Etsy Shop: Teaching Memory (2015)

I painted this image from a photograph of a frozen frame of an old 8mm family movie, converted to video tape. The transformations of media that portray this moment (from real life to 8mm movie film, to videotape, to a flickering TV screen, to a photograph and finally to watercolor), illustrated how memory can change […]

AutismInspiredArt – Etsy: Kagamusha Shadow Warrior Watercolor Print (2017)

Kagamusha, Shadow Warrior is a film by Akira Kurosawa. I think of siblings of autistic individuals (like me) as shadow warriors. Typically, the autism family dynamic is centered on the autistic family member. It is difficult for everyone but the sibling carries a heavy burden. My Etsy Shop is called AutismInspiredArt, where Kagamusha is available […]

AutismInspiredArt Etsy Shop – Mike Portrait (2017)

This portrait of my brother Mike contains an element of wishful thinking: a friendly greeting. Mike was low functioning, autistic and nonverbal. I assembled a group of my watercolors and listed prints of them on my Etsy Shop, AutismInspiredArt. The print below is available on that site. I began my blog (davisbrotherlylove.com) in 2013 to […]

Abstract Portrait of Brother Michael (2017) from my AutismInspiredArt Etsy Shop

My Etsy Shop is called AutismInspiredArt. The first set of listings are prints of watercolor portraits of my brother Mike. The one below was painted in 2017 and contains some of the iconography I was playing with at the time. It was very difficult to communicate with my brother, who was autistic, low functioning and […]

One of Mike’s Portraits on My Etsy Shop

Here is a portrait of my brother Mike, the first of the 16 current listings listings in my newly-opened Etsy Shop: AutismInspiredArt. All of my watercolors were inspired my Michael, who was low-functioning, autistic and nonverbal. Much of the back story of my artwork can be seen on my blog: davisbrotherlylove.com. Most of the posts […]