Thorin doesn’t want to talk about Down syndrome. I don’t know why– he doesn’t say. I did ask if he would draw Down syndrome. He said: “Yes.”
I said, “Can you tell me what’s going on?” Probably the worst question ever for an abstractionist. But I’m convinced Mrs. Pollack was constantly asking, “Jackson, tell me more, Son.”
Thorin’s answer was: “Squirt guns on the beach! Water. Waves! Bubba, You, Daddy, my sister Jade, Aunt Betty and Uncle Matt, Walt, Coco, Smudge, Aunt Sally, Ella, Johannah, Evvy, Shone, Jimmy, Liz Peck, Aunt Nancy, her Amy, Johnny Boy, Uncle Bob and Aunt Amy, Pop-Pop, Nanna, Aunt Carolyn, Uncle Phil, Spencer, Addie, Ben, Uncle Andy, Mada, Fiona, Maggie, Henry, Caleb, Kelly and Al. Baseball!”
“Wow. That sounds awesome!”
“You blow me away.”
“I know, Mommy.”
And there in one perfect sentence you have it, all the names of the people he knows and love. For what is art for an abstractionist but pure love? He blows me away too!
He was a good egg to compile with my nosey request:)
Looks pretty beautiful to me :)
I think I see chromosomal action going on which means he does look at a book we have but I didn’t ask.
He’s a bold colorist!
He is! :)
beautiful thoughts and beautiful drawing
That means so much coming from you!
thank you! i will tell Thorin:)
that made me tearful! so beautiful! <3
Thank you! I love it, too! And forgive my delay!