Yesterday afternoon I came across a box of photos that I'd forgotten about. Among them were these very colourful abstract images and I could immediately recall how they came about.
They are from a time when I was caring for young people with cerebral palsy, most of whom were very affected. We used to do a lot of art work to allow them to express themselves, though they needed a certain amount of help with this. Now, it's very easy when helping to take over and help too much, but I remember that we'd discussed this and were determined to let the youngsters be in charge. The paintings were impressive but some had rather thick layers of paint and many got a bit torn or screwed up.
Then someone had the bright idea of photographing the most interesting bits and printing them on glossy paper......
(with huge thanks to all the wonderful young people I knew over the years and who taught me far more than I ever taught them!).