Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Art Now For Autism

New Mexico clouds, Arizona chilis.
My piece for Art Now For Autism's online auction, titled, "Mama's Garden" - size 11.5" x 14.5". I wanted to interpret what an autistic child might experience being outside in a colorful, lush garden filled with humming bees, singing birds, and the noise of garden tools scraping in the dirt. I used a lot of thread painting and also Golden Fluid Acrylics. I fussy cut a bird and butterfly from fabrics. It's a very busy piece but that was the point - the sensory system of the autistic child is overwhelmed by the environment.

This was a weird bug I found the other day on my porch light - it looks like a leaf.

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