Nea Bisek turns shreds into Art inspired by her autistic son’s shredding habit

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“I have struggled with a perception that my son could be undesirable or discarded, however, I find him beautiful and the immense love I have for him has given me much material that enriches my soul.” Nea Bisek

Nea Bisek has assembled fabric and threads from her son Palmer’s obsessive behavior of shredding material to create a series of art called “Shreds.” Matt is eleven and is severely challenged. Nea noticed how meticulous and beautiful his shredding could be one day while cleaning them up. They looked like this.

She assembled the pieces of thread and material into art that looked like this.

Nea Bisek "Kimono"

Nea feels that her art work has allowed her to come to terms with Palmer’s diagnosis and has found peace in the process of creating her art. She feels that after many years of heartbreak, she has begun to pick up the pieces and put them together in “a more joyful way.” A journey that many parents can relate to.

Nea says, “I have struggled with a perception that my son could be undesirable or discarded, however, I find him beautiful and the immense love I have for him has given me much material that enriches my soul.”

This was a unique of display of art that the Art of Autism curated in 2013.

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