LOST WORDS: BORROWED

Words can be slippery

WHAT’S THE STORY?

This ink and watercolour pencil is part of a series of drawings exploring the trickiness of speech in autism. For some, words disappear for long periods, for others it may depend, for example, on sensory states (sensory overload can cause words to disappear). It can be as though there are no words… just a mental grasping for ghosts, whilst at other times there’s a brief touch before they are gone.