This artwork is part of a mammoth
artistic journey to understand the inner world of
my son with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, in
particular Aspergers Syndrome.
This has been my therapy, my saviour at times.
It has also been an invaluable tool for my children
and I to communicate and connect.
This painting was borne out of the below:
“Integrity, honesty, tenacity, devotion, intelligence, purity of thought, endurance, passion, freedom from prejudice, thirst for knowledge. These are some of the positive attributes of people with this condition. Worthy of being embraced and celebrated, their differences and struggles are balanced by these amazing qualities.
We spend our lives worrying about what a child will be tomorrow, forgetting that he is someone today."