A Unique Perspective
John M. Williams specializes in creating landscape and portrait collages of historical figures. In effect “painting with paper,” John uses hundreds of small pieces of cut paper to create a likeness of his subject revealing the person’s character as well as his historical significance. The results are compelling, multifaceted fine art collages.
BOSTON VOYAGER MAGAZINE ARTICLE FEATURES INTERVIEW WITH JOHN
The December 7th issue of Boston Voyager Magazine includes an interview with John in its Art and Life Section: Art & Life with John Williams, as well as a number of his Portraits and other Collage art. Here’s a link to the article: http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/art-life-john-williams/
JOHN: “As an autistic artist, I see my work as a metaphor for my daily life. The world for me is a chaotic place. Thoughts and images swirl around endlessly in my head. Art allows me to channel my energy, organizing hundreds of small pieces of cut paper to create a unique and coherent image. Much of my work is historical. By marrying my artistic vision with my passion for history, I seek to present a fresh perspective on my subjects. Their eyes are the focus of my work, usually looking directly at the viewer, something that is difficult for me to do in real life. Through exploring the emotions I imagine my subjects felt, I get more in touch with my own.”
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO VISITED MY SUMMER GALLERY IN PROVINCETOWN
It was a pleasure to meet new people and see old friends once again at my Show and Demos at Gallery 444 in Provincetown, MA. As always, I enjoyed being a part of the vibrant and art-filled community and summer scene. I especially enjoyed being able to show you my art and the methods I use to create it. Please feel free to connect with me using my contact page on this site,Facebook, Twitter (links above right) or using my business card info. I'd love to hear from you. - John
More Summer Gallery Sales: The buyers of Beyond the Stars (monoprint) and Dancing Lamps (pastel)
NEW FLORAL IMAGES
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John Featured in New Book
John is featured in a new book, A Primer on Autism Spectrum Disorder, edited by Dr. Christopher McDougle, Director of the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. McDougle asked John to write a chapter on his life experience, entitled "From the Perspective of a Person with Autism Spectrum Disorder". In his chapter, John speaks about the role of art in his life and how autism informs his work. He described his collage process as a metaphor for living with autism. In the end, John hopes to inspire others and leave a lasting legacy through his work.
Published by Oxford University Press, the book is available from Amazon:
FOLK ART SOCIETY OF AMERICA PRESENTS:
"AWARD OF DISTINCTION TO JOHN WILLIAMS - Talented Artist and Cultural Historian"
JOHN IS AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND COLLAGE WORKSHOPS
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