Alien Language

Alien Language

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"Alien Language,” highlights the power of tactile communication and frustration in trying to break through communication barriers, reflecting the outsider feeling common among autistic individuals. 

Artist Statement:

Misdiagnosed due to gender bias, my world felt confusing. Depression, isolation, and suicidal thoughts plagued me for years. Misunderstandings and bullying fueled my sense of "otherness." Finally, at 33, an autism diagnosis explained my sensory processing issues, and social struggles, particularly as a queer nonbinary person.

My art work documents a period of autistic burnout where I couldn’t express myself verbally. In response, I created string painting techniques ("string theory") - a form of self-expression and stimming that embraced my neurodivergence.

Artist: Carolyn Ladd


Acrylic on Canvas

14 x 14in Framed

This piece is part of an exhibit and must remain in the gallery through its duration. Items will be shipped or available for pickup starting 6/13/24.

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