This is my final research project for my Cognitive Sciences Course with proposed techniques that I developed for interactive learning techniques to help children with autism learn and understand emotional expressions.
I was reviewing the notes and comments that I received during my Solo Show in Gallery 1313, in January about my paintings and animation that raised awareness for Autism Spectrum Conditions. I am deeply touched by so many kind words of encouragement and support. here are just a few of them…I have to thank everybody for all their kindness and support and above all thank Phil Anderson the director of Gallery 1313 for the opportunity and also for including me as a gallery board member. It feels great to contribute to give back to such a wonderful non-profit artist run center and the arts community in general.
This Exhibition ” Branches of Hope” including paintings and animation, that started January 13, addresses various aspects of Autism Spectrum Condition, will continue until January 31st in Gallery 1313, located in 1313 Queen Street West, Wednesday to Sunday 1-6pm.
This is my new painting, I know I should leave the viewers free in their interpretation, but If I may I just want to mention that I had people with Autism in mind when painting this which was the focus of my project since September, but I dared to deviate from my style by breaking the tradition and adding a detailed centred focus which was a no no for me up to now in painting regardless of the subject….maybe I should stop explaining at this point….did I say too much already?
Acrylic on Canvas, 24″x 30″
Paola Aron -Badin and me, above us is my donated art piece ” Mother Consoling the Child III”(A subject related to my advanced studio research on Autism and Neuroscience which I have created several different paintings for) for Lifeline Syria Auction in OCAD U Nov27.
The Auction was for the purpose of raising funds to bring a Syrian family to Canada. Paola is the Manager of International Relations in OCAD U. The event was very well organized and I got to talk to some very nice and caring people. Below is the bigger size image of my painting.