House: La Casa de Blas, Sevilla la Nueva, Madrid
Action: Birthday party
The action that I drew is a birthday party at home. For most people a birthday party is something to look out for, something you are counting the days for. But for some people with autism (since every person is different) can a birthday party be terrible. They want to have there own private and save territory and when a lot of people are coming over, that territory isn't that save and private anymore. Also the other family members have a lot of trouble with this, because they cannot enjoy the party like others.
In this drawing, everyone is having fun and dancing, except for the person with autism even though it's his birthday.
I used Photoshop for this drawing. Different filters, color-techniques and picture overlays were used for this. The background picture is a picture I took by myself when we've visited the Blas House in our Madrid trip. That's also the case with the art work over it, you can find it in the living room of the house.
The other pictures are from Google and I adjusted them to fit in the drawing. I tried to show the person with autism like the famous artwork called 'Scream'. I changed the color and the setting.
It is proposed a glass roof + a sub structure on top that
provokes abstract shadows in the comun area of the house (living room).
The main purpose for this project is making our Alzheimer patient to remember things by creating stimulus in its home. This stimulus are the shades and shadows produced in the house.
The idea was choosing a symmetrical shape, according to our Micro-architecture and to Rorschach's Test. I thought about the organic shape of a butterfly not only because of its symetrical body (wing+ body+wing) but also because of the perfection of the drawings on its wings. I believe, for instance, that the little ramifications in the wings could be reflected in the shadows as tree branches or the little dots as flowers, this is open to subjective and multiple interpretations.