I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was 13.
One of the aims of my series, “Reading Backwards” is to provide a transformative visual representation of what dyslexia looks like from my perspective as someone diagnosed with dyslexia.
The practice-led research and autoethnography methodology models guided this exegesis through the methods of performance art, humour, metaphor, symbolism and storytelling through the form of triptychs. Influences such as Erwin Wurm, Pablo Picasso, Thorsten Brinkmann, Polly Borland and Daniel Arsham were of great inspiration concerning their methods, processes, use of artistic materials, manipulate of the human form and inspired me to consider unique and bizarre ways to distort and configure the human body to convey meaning and significance. I aspired to manipulate the human body to reflect the inner working of different neurotypical and neurodivergent brain functionality.
The three triptychs offer a glimpse into my own lived experience of living and learning with dyslexia.