You don’t need LSD if you have autism. Interestingly enough, LSD seems to help people unwind their creative minds. The famous artist Jeremy Sicile-Kira shared his perception of art as a person on the spectrum. Jeremy’s experience is remarkable.
PAINTER WITH AUTISM REVEALS HIS EXPERIENCE
Jeremy Sicile-Kira is far from your average artist. He can see the world in vibrant arrays of yellows, oranges, blues, and greens. No, Jeremy is not tripping on LSD. He has autism. For the first time, he is sharing his vision. Autism affects each person differently. For Jeremy, his version of the disorder includes grapheme-color synesthesia. This is a neurological occurrence that causes him to see letters, words, and emotions all in colors. Due to the disorder, Jeremy can’t speak very well and is easily overwhelmed by sound and light. Like a bad trip on LSD, the key to Jeremy’s success is turning those negative feelings into something positive. In this case, it’s art.
ART BETTER THAN LSD AT TREATING MENTAL ILLNESS
LSD has been known to have positive side effects on the brain. However, for those with autism, art has more therapeutic benefits. Art promotes positive mental and emotional growth. Through art, people like Jeremy can use shapes, colors, and textures to express emotions that were previously hard to convey. This led to an artistic career for Jeremy, despite never having picked up a paintbrush. Looking at some examples of his work, it certainly seems that Jeremy could be under the influence of LSD. But, it’s all natural. The psychedelic array of colors has worked wonders for his career and personal growth as well.
A NEW REMEDY
Those with autism have severe difficulties when it comes to reading emotions and communicating on their own. The fact that a simple display of colors can help them accomplish this showcases the power of art. As just one example, Jeremy is far from the only one who uses art to better his personal situation. There are a number of methods. Autistic painters, musicians, and filmmakers use art as well. Words are not always needed to show just how creative the mind can be.