Statement

This project is a series of portraits, capturing how a child with tactile and kinesthetic tendencies, and little interpersonal communication interacts with the environment around him. His acts of creation mirror the aesthetics of art practice, such as the intentional use of color, the compositional arrangement of objects, and how these elements interrelate with their surroundings. The child makes patterns, building worlds imbued with mystique and imagination, and the photographer acts as a documentarian and co-creator of the resulting conceptions - portraits and still lifes.

Secondarily, the creations in the images represent the manifestations of a brilliant mind, despite, or perhaps because of, the child being on the autistic spectrum. The making of photographs is a way for parent and child to communicate by aligning their imaginative capacities on the unusual configuration of various objects in the real world. It is a form of communication that relates not only to childhood, but also to the complementary aesthetics of a parent trained in the craft, and a child naturally inclined to create art, unintentionally.