Charley’s Christmas Collection

Charley Perryn is a student on Converge courses at York St John University and art sessions at York Art Gallery. Charley is autistic and one of her favourite special interests is Christmas. She loves photography, digital art and poetry and created this artwork to share the magic she perceives at this time of year.

The following digital art and photography are images of York at Christmas time and inspired the poem Believe in Magic, Believe, Believe!

Believe in Magic, Believe, Believe!

I dream of being Father Christmas

To create a gift to bring a smile,

So you can forget the world

Just for a little while!

Believe in Magic, Believe, Believe!

I would fill my sack full of bliss

So everyone felt the Universe’s kiss

Of unconditional Love!

Believe in Magic, Believe, Believe!

I dream of the universes

Beginning and end,

To where the sun sets

And nightfall descends.

Believe in Magic, Believe, Believe!

I dream of hope reborn in the

Hearts of Humanity,

As twinkling stars, sing silently.

And a crisp blanket of snow falls peacefully.

Glistening, gleaming, glinting light,

All around us that shines so bright!

Believe in Magic, Believe, Believe!

For in the darkest of nights,

The brightest stars shine,

And hope is yours and mine too!

May you find your light on this Christmas Eve,

Believe in Magic, Believe, Believe!

Charley’s work is on display in the 3D space and in the chapel on the main corridor of York hospital throughout Christmas.

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