Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Living with Autism Art Exhibition- Now On!
We held our private view on Sunday- it went really well, and here's what I wrote afterwards:
Sipping rosy wine we interrupt
hushed tapping of library computers
with murmured laughter, clinking glasses.
A year’s work culminates here.
Spotlit by dust flurries
streaming from skylights overhead
‘Autism’ and ‘Aspergers’ animate the airy walls
liberated by the act of speech.
Our small colourful canvases embellish
Snippets of conversation:
joky fragments- ‘meet my mad sister’
inspiring stories connect.
A millionaire's special school
in memory of her dead grandson.
A pale-eyed budding girl chants
Revolting Rhymes with absolute precision.
A young artist beams as children flutter by
dropping crisp crumbs on the carpet.
Later, passing through restless shops
I allow myself to daydream.
Exhibition continues at Putney Library until 19 June 2010.