Drawing Autism is an incredible collection of artwork by people diagnosed with autism, from teenage amateurs to established artists.
Unlike many of the books featured on 50 Watts, this one is in print. You should buy it (Mark Batty link / Amazon link).
This post features a small selection of images from the book.
|Donna Williams, The Outsider|
Drawing Autism celebrates the artistry and self-expression found in the drawings, paintings and collages created by individuals diagnosed with autism. The work of over 50 international contributors exhibits unique perspectives on how these individuals see the world and their places in it.
Author Jill Mullin, a behavior analyst and educator, has assembled a staggering array of work from established artists like Gregory Blackstock, Jessica Park and Ping Lian Yeak to the unknown but no less talented. Their creations, coupled with artist interviews, comprise a fascinating and compelling book that makes visual how autism manifests differently in every diagnosis.
Mullin’s introduction and the foreword by best-selling author Temple Grandin provide an overview of autism and advocate for nurturing the talents, artistic and otherwise, of autistic individuals.
|Felix: Imaginary City Map, Age 11|
|Eleni Michael, Dancing with the Dog, 1995|
|Wout Devolder, Werewolf (2008, at age 14)|
|Charles D. Topping: The Death of Love #373: Desiccated Love, 2009|
|Josh Peddle, Changing Seasons, 2006 (at age 12)|
|Jessica Park: The Mark Twain House with the Diamond Eclipse and Venus, 1999|
|Vehdas Rangan: A. (India)|
|Shawn Belanger, Stone House, 2007|
|David Barth, Vogels (“Birds” in Dutch), 2008 (at age 10)|
|D. J. Svoboda, Big Field Friends|
|Emily L. Williams, Leap Years|
|Emily L. Williams, They Take Away Your Razors, Your Shoelaces, & Your Belt|
|Milda Bandzaite, War in Vietnam, 2008|
|Wil C. Kerner, Pals (collage), age 12|
|Eric Chen, Mirror Mind poster 3, 2005|
Source: Drawing Autism – 50 Watts
In partnership with Velvi, Reliance Foundation brought the popular Art for Autism festival to Mumbai this year. The event took place from Feb 12 to 14 at Swadeshi Complex, Chunabhatti.
I would absolutely love to own the first painting on this page. it is absolutely beautiful!
Hello Ariel, you can reach out to the designer, Donna Williams. Her link is on her name (caption of the painting).
This article shows how talented and perceptive people with autism are, and is a great self esteem builders and shows others with autism that: they are capable of many things. Bravo. Check out my blog at http://www.talentsofautism.com