Edited by Jill Mullin | Foreword by Temple Grandin
Far from a clinical book, Drawing Autism offers a breathtaking survey of the bountiful self-expression recognizable in autistic individuals worldwide. Spanning 160 full-color pages, the book comprises a staggering array of work from established artists such as Gregory L. Blackstock and Jessica Park, to the unknown but no less talented.
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.
Editor Jill Mullin (MA, MSEd, BCBA) was inspired to create Drawing Autism when she met autistic artist Glen Russ in her capacity as a behavior analyst. She was taken by the weekly drawings he made of his favorite musicians. Not only were the drawings stylistically captivating and utterly unique, but they also provided Mullin important clues into how Russ interacted with the outside world. After a decade of working with individuals with ASD, Mullin began to perceive how the different aspects of autism manifest visually through artistic output. Drawing Autism was born of that understanding, and the results are spectacular.
Jill Mullin, editor of Drawing Autism, will soon appear in New York and beyond!
Thurs., March 20, 2014
Pure Vision Arts
114 West 17th Street
NEW YORK, NY
Artwork from Temple Grandin, Jessica Park, Barry Kahn, Susan Brown, and other artists featured in the collection will be on display. Editor Jill Mullin and select artists will be in attendance.
Wed., April 2, 2014
World Autism Awareness Day
United Nations Headquarters
866 UN Plaza
NEW YORK, NY
Jill Mullin will appear in the United Nations' "Meet the Author" series!
Thurs., April 17, 2014
559 Main Street
Jill Mullin and special guest artist/Drawing Autism contributor John Williams. Cosponsored by The Asperger's Association Artist Collaborative Gallery.
Wed., May 5, 2014
Littlefield Performance and Art Space
622 Degraw Street
Extreme Kids & Crew's Annual Gala. Jill Mullin will receive the inaugural Felix in Art award!