Our oldest son was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum 15 years ago and will graduate this year. He is a bonafide artist……This is his professional statement to the world. Enjoy!
word – n
…a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representations, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.
ON THIS PLANET, MOST PEOPLE COMMUNICATE WITH WORDS. MANY, MANY WORDS ALL STITCHED TOGETHER; RICH WITH EMBEDDED OVERTONES THAT TINTS OUR MIND WITH EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS. WHAT OF THE MEANING OF ALL THE WORDS? ALL THOSE WORDS WHICH ARE TO BE INTREPRETED BY THE LISTENER TO EVOKE AN UNDERSTANDING OF ANOTHERS EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS? TOGETHER, THOSE WORDS CAN COLOR ANYTHING, EVERYTHING OR NOTHING.
LIKEWISE ON THIS PLANET, JAMES FRYE, COMMUNICATES HIS FEELINGS AS A YOUNG MAN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM THROUGH HIS ARTWORK.
THE WORK OF JAMES FRYE IS UNIQUELY HIS OWN AND HIS OWN UNIQUELY. HIS PRIDE REFLECTS DIRECTLY UPON HIS PURPOSE HERE AND IS THE VERY REASON WHY HE CREATES ORIGINAL ARTWORK TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD – COMMUNICATING HIS FEELINGS UNLIKE ANY WORDS CAN EXPRESS.
Art, at its simplest, is a form of communication. As most forms of communication have an intent or goal directed toward another individual, this is a motivated purpose.
JAMES FRYE HAS DECLARED HIMSELF TO BE “AN ARTIST!” WOULDN’T IT BE SOMETHING TO JUST KNOW WHAT YOUR LIFE WORK WILL BE BEFORE YOU GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL? WOULDN’T IT HAVE BEEN SOMETHING MORE TO KNOW HOW YOU WOULD BE LEAVING YOUR BOLDEST THUMBPRINT ON THE WORLD SO YOUNG?
YOU SEE, JAMES FRYE, “THE ARTIST!” WAS DIAGNOSED ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM AT THE AGE OF 3 ½. JAMES WAS BASICALLY NON-VERBAL UNTIL AFTER THE AGE OF 6 YEARS OLD. JAMES HAS WORKED VERY, VERY HARD OVER THE YEARS TO OVERCOME HIS LINGUISTIC COMMUNICATION DISABILITY.
JAMES PAINTS WITH ACRYLLIC PAINTS IN AN ABSTRACTED STYLE AND SOMETIMES FORMS SYMBOLS WITHIN THE HARD LINES THAT ARE UP FOR INTREPRETATION. HE DRAWS AND SKETCHES HIS HANDS AND THEN FORMS STRINGS OF THESE SYMBOLS ACROSS THE PAGES. HE IS ALSO A VERY TALENTED CERAMIC ARTIST THROWING POTS AND WORKING THE CLAY BY HAND TO MAKE SOME VERY INTERESTING WORKS OF ART.
WITH HIS ART JAMES MOVES BEYOND HIS COMMUNICATION LIMITIONS – HE NAMES HIS PIECES VERY THOUGHTFULLY SUCH AS; “SQUIGGLY LINES & BRAIN CELLS”, “FRACTUAL FACES”, “SADNESS OF MEMORIES”, “RUSSIAN GEOMETRY OF NUTRITION” AND “PEACE MORE”. IT IS WITHIN THESE TITLES, WHERE THE WORDS ARE, THAT IS THE PLACE WHEREIN THE ARTIST COMMUNICATES.