Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pictures From Home, 8/21/07



5 comments:

Emily N said...

Nice images. I think you need to start telling the back story to the pictures though. It seems that you are putting together a visual journal but this is not a journal of childhood. Its a journal of a specific child with particular problems and a particular parent dealing. Titles might be enough too. Certainly as the story evolves, the pictures might tell all but I do think that writing about what you are getting at will help you build the story visually...
Even one word titles- or two word- your sentiment/ eli's sentiment....?
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Timothy Archibald said...

Hey Em-
Thanks for reaching out to the blog. Good points for sure. I think I'm trying to figure out how to make these images, work on the visuals and try to decide what role words will play in this all. But I agree, it does seem like there are pieces to the puzzle missing at this point.

TA

Herdingcats said...

Wow, I wish I could hug you and your wife. You were just introduced to your child having Aspergers'? The band-aides, the blood, the stressfully scribbled note, all bespeak of a set of parents who see a very serious diagnosis and a child in the innocent and wondrous stage of discovery simultaneously.

My prayers are with you and your family. I have a link to a great special ed teacher's blog on my blog. Please start communication with her. You need all the support you can get.

I've seen amazing things happen with Aspergers' kids. Chin up!

Timothy Archibald said...

Hi Herdingcats-

Yah, thats what the notes were from, a meeting with a child psychologist who thought he may have that condition or they think he may have a form of that...but really I don't want to put weight into a label. The doctors and teachers who have been super wonderfull and helpfull have been checking him out for all sorts of things but they can't really nail it down. I think he is just eccentric. None the less, all of this stuff is what I think I'm trying to make the art about: notes, questions, behavior, codes, and all the things one uses to navigate thru this stuff.

Kevin said...

Timothy,
I'm really enjoying this work. In particular, the details of objects, which convey lots of information, but still embody a lovely mystery.
From what I know about your work, much of it involves photographing people you've just met. Photographing someone (and their things/surroundings) that are so close to you must draw on some other part of your visual brain...? I've always found it hard to make pictures of those closest to me...