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Autism in Art, Gallery: Democracy Is Coming… to the USA

I’m overwhelmed by the USA…

Art is how I deal…

Fear, anxiety, hope…

I’m overwhelmed by the USA.

Art is how I deal.

Portland Nights: Dark illustration from Portland protests, in graphic novel influenced style.
Lincoln Remembered: Dark illustration of troops at Lincoln Monument during DC BLM protest.
Dark illustration of police officer pointing gun at protesters during George Floyd Protests, June 2020.
Protect & Serve: Dark illustration of police officer pointing gun at protesters during George Floyd Protests, June 2020.
Thin Black Line: Dark illustration of BLM protesters surrounding government building.
400 Years: Dark illustration of police attacking protester.
Fog of War: Police gassing protester during Portland protest.
The Geometry of Freedom: Dark illustration of protesters arrested by militarized police.
“America Unmasked” Digital illustration, Lockdown protesters outside Ohio Statehouse, 4/13/20, after photo by Joshua A. Bickel, AP)

UPDATE, 7/29/20:

To answer questions I’ve gotten since posting a few days ago…

1.

These are digital illustrations…

I take a source manual or digital illustration, or more usually manipulated photo…

Then further manipulate it by manual illustration, filters, overlays, typography…

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Then select the image(s) that best reflect my gut at the moment… From dozens…

And slap on a title… A cognitive “frame.”

I began doing this series after the George Floyd murder…

The resurgence of the #BlackLivesMatter movement…

And the uprising of civil protest sweeping the USA…

During a catastrophic pandemic. Headed into hurricane season…

To deal with the toxic levels of stress our dire American situation…

Forces my autistic nervous system me to go through…

#AutisticSurvivor.

Never meant to share with more than a few friends. And am just now searching down credits for any original work I sampled.

2.

Is this art?

Hell, I dunno. Call it kraft….

Otoh…

A photographer uses a machine, about which she has some training on settings…

With which she takes rolls of film, cherrypicks the best, then may manipulate the negative & the print to heighten the effect…

Then frames it.

Isn’t that what Ansel Adams did?

Different media. Same process.

Image art exists in an open heart & mind experiencing through that eye/ear/hand/taste/smell/touch grace…

Everybody owns a camera…

Everybody owns paper & pen…

You either got “the eye” or not.

It ain’t about hand-eye coordination…

Or specific technology.

Many of these are available for reproduction. Drop me a note if interested.


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By johnnyprofane1

Live. Laff. Love. Rebel...

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I have no credentials to offer. At least none that matter anymore to me.

So I offer my life.

It's all I have to give.

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