Francesco BoriLondon, GB
Video-photo artist, writer-illustrator and a creative educator.
Continuously inspired at work thanks to a modest dose of autism, of which he is a proud advocate.
Maps By Francesco Bori
This is a more "traditional" mind-map from my neuro-diverse head.
Perhaps my most calm (and calming) artwork to date.
I painted it in Toronto back in 2016: It represents scenes from a range of my most significant past travels around the world, remembered through my eyes and those of my loved ones.
Some clues as to the locations are more obvious than others - but that's the fun of maps, right?
I am autistic: I cherish and suffer daily from sensory overloads.
During quarantine I've managed to lose myself in creative works - but I also feel a great deal of claustrophobia resulting in a myriad of irritations!
This is an acrylic-on-paper mood board (mind-map) which I contributed to every time I needed a mental release from daily strains.
I think visually, I had no words to describe my feelings.
In this art-work (a juxtaposition of three paintings) I have described numerous irritations I frequently experience; including solitude, being misunderstood, the sounds of speeding vehicles and strong kitchen scents, what else can you recognise?
Do you empathise with me?