Henry Darger lived as an isolate his whole life. His mother died and his father was sick.
At school he was bullied. [kids yelling “Crazy!”]
He was sent to live at a children’s mental asylum.
After 7 years, he and his friends escaped. He travelled to Chicago by foot. He walked the whole 173 miles.
(The butterfly wings and giant flowers are reminiscent of his work.)
As an adult, he was known as…
a janitor, anti-social, a devout Christian
He only spoke about the weather, or to himself.
[ - "how are you?"
- "have you heard about the storm in Arkansas?"]
But he had a lot to say.
In The Realms of the Unreal 7 Vivian princesses rebel against child slavery in a great war.
(This page is setup like his paintings- unsure of the layout)
1892 - 1973
protector of children
(his grave and more characters from his work)