About the Artist
I have autism, and I see the world very differently than most. I notice the smallest details that most people ignore, and people tend to ignore me. One way I see myself existing in this world is by capturing my reflection in everyday scenarios. In my artwork, the things behind the reflection are my representation of the ordinary world; I live in the glass, being caught in another plane that runs parallel to the world in which everyone else lives. I also use a variety of inanimate objects to express how it feels to live with autism; abandoned buildings can show a sense of loneliness or chaos, but there is also a sense of beauty, longevity, and resilience. Objects have a history, knowledge, and beauty that only comes with time. I like inserting myself in my photographs as a way to depict my feelings about my autism. Sometimes, my autism can make me feel like I’m underwater, seeing the world through a distorted and out-of-focus lens. My artwork brings neuro-typical viewers into my world.
Art on display at Courage Kenny and online gallery.