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Aspectrum is a creative attempt to explain life on a spectrum, an exploration of the experiences of autistic artist Charles Clapshaw

1. spectrums

EVERY AUTIST'S SPECTRUM IS UNIQUE
I can understand how Autism can be difficult to understand as we present so differently.  To celebrate our diversity I created over 30 colour spectrums as well as some interactive bits and bobs...

2. sensitivities
#nofilter

running on sensory overload

You might have heard we are subjected to about 10,000 advertisements per day(!) - did you notice any of them?
 
Probably not as most people have a filter that disregards irrelevant stimulation.
 
However autists may feel everything and this includes our environment, bright colours, sound, shape, even touch.
 
The net effect of this is potential overload or exhaustion as our brains are quite busy processing *all of this all at once*.

3. social
#alone

people are SCARY

This is the hardest part of being Autistic for me.  Social interactions are mostly a mystery - I am sorry I have not contacted you but I do not know how - its a language I do not hear or retain.
 
Think of it like a library missing a few books.  Many an autist's social issues are due to not performing common social conventions. Also we often struggle with identifying feelings or emotions - 'how are you' is not so simple to answer.

4. existential
#neuroPsycholosophy

what is FOREST ANYWAY?

This is not from the DSM IV, but as this is all about my spectrum, it is pivotal. And also because this is how I learned about the world - Plato, Camus and Brett Easton Ellis were close guides during my early 20's.
 
However to save you from a trip to the library/Google/Chat GPT,  I can paraphrase to talk about theory of mind - the understanding of others perspective.  Or to be aware even of our own existence.
 
Adding to this is the concept of central coherence, the ability to derive meaning from a mass of details.  You have heard the saying 'can't see the forest for all the trees'?  
 
In my spectrum, its more a matter of seeing each tree and every detail, all at the same time.

A work in progress.

<ASPECTRUMS>

Each and every autist (person with autism or autistic person) is unique, as is their environment and support. Everyday during the month of April I created a Spectrum, based on the previous and using a custom Standard Diffusion model <via DreamBooth and LastFastBen> in TouchDesigner and upscaled with Topaz AI.

Limited edition prints are available, printed on Hahnemuhle Cotton Rag 308gsm and for every print sold, Augmented Reality will be added for early supporters.

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Art vs
In or Out?
in memoriam
charles clapshaw artist

Prefer to wear your art?
No walls or super minimal?
Enter the store where handpicked items are customised and created using Charles Clapshaw's art - old, new, limited releases and custom works all here.

1. 2024 DECISION SWITCHES

A HABIT REMINDER OF THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO MAKE (OR NOT) FOR THE YEAR
So I had an idea while walking the dog...if your resolution or decision for 2024 is a postive one, why not show it proudly on your t-shirt?

2. CLASSIC ORGANIC UNISEX T-SHIRT

organic to match your salad

We're not doing drop shipping here and so the quality and sustainability of the materials is important to us.

Featuring limited release artworks and colours chosen specifically for each.
 
Look at the back as well, AR versions will have a QR code leading to the app or page.
 
 

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3. PRINTS

posters and ar

We sell high quality archival prints in the art section - ready for framing - but maybe you want to try it out, or only can use blue-tack on the walls.
 
A current selection of prints available, artworks with a QR code also link directly to the AR app or NFT (or both).
 

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4. STOCKISTS, STORES AND GALLERIES
#where2buy

COMING TO YOU SOON

We have been represented internationally and online by Saatchi Art for many years now but are currently looking for someone closer to Bondi.

A work in progress.

EVERYTHING

If you like to have everything everywhere all at once like me, here it is: