Echolilia: A Father’s Photographic Conversation with His Autistic Son. Timothy Archibald uses his camera to find an emotional bridge to his son Photographs and text from the book Echolilia: Sometimes I Wonder
My eldest son was born in 2001. He was always a kid who went to the beat of his own drummer. When he was 5, we began making photographs collaboratively as a way to find some common ground and attempt to understand each other. Soon after we began the project, Elijah was diagnosed on the autistic spectrum. Though the diagnosis gave me the words and history to understand my son better, it didn’t take away the mystery and the need to try to find an emotional bridge to him.”Echolilia” is an alternate spelling of a more common term, “echolalia,” used in the autistic community to refer to the habit of verbal repetition and copying that is commonly found in autistic kids’ behavior. I liked the idea of it: photography is a form of copying. Kids are a form of repetition. And looking at my kid with photography allowed me to see myself a new
Pina Bausch, german dancer, choreographer (1940-2009)
“Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost”
Valerie Hegarty, ‘Woman in White with Flowers’, 2012
canvas, stretcher, acrylics, paper, glue, foil, foam, wire, artificial foliage, sand, thread
Illustrator & Artist:
Pencil, Ink, Acrylic and Fabric on
Stonehenge Kraft Paper
11” × 14”
“Plugged in, neurotically Wi-Fied and 3Ged as we are, we yearn to re-establish contact with the actual, the primal, the old … We languish for the non-mechanical and the pre- or post-industrial. We are pilgrims seeking the past, the genuine, the individual.”
An exhibition featuring three related painting and sculpture installations created by Brooklyn artist Caitlin Cherry for the Brooklyn Museum is the latest in the continuing Raw/Cooked series of work by under-the-radar Brooklyn artists.
The exhibition, Hero Safe, will be on view June 7 through September 1, 2013.
Photo caption: Caitlin Cherry in her studio. Photo by Pierce Jackson (photo courtesy Brookly Museum)
(via operationgradschool)David Lemm works with silkscreen on top of found paper. I really like how geometric and elegant these prints are.