Mon Frère
Project info

My brother, Froncell Juan Reece, is a 25 year old man diagnosed as autistic, with moderate cerebral palsy and severe echolalia. Froncell has a constant routine that he follows everyday. Nancy my sister, (Froncell’s twin), parents and I are part of that routine. Growing up I came to understand that my brother's mind was pure, innocent, undeterred and unaware of the daily happenings of the world. Yet Froncell understands he is different. Different in appearance. Different in temperament. Different in his use of language. Different in how he processes things. I am attempting to render a double consciousness of sorts; how the world sees my brother and how my brother sees the world. The bigger issue within this body of work concerns the caregivers of this population. The parents, siblings, relatives and friends of children and adults with special needs face daily challenges. The inevitably they will have to face of who will take care of their children when they are no longer here.