在过去的十年中,自闭症这个社会议题引发了很多人的关注。每150个儿童中,就有1个患有自闭症。《Drawing Autism》一书中,收录了全世界50位自闭症人士的绘画和拼贴作品,试图通过这些作品来窥探他们看待世界的独特视角。他们中有如Gregory Blackstock,Jessica Park、叶平连(Ping Lian Yeak)等成就卓越的艺术家,也有很多名字不被大家所知道的天才,例如之前介绍过那位,喜欢画鸟的13岁的荷兰小画家David Barth

Over the last decade autism has become an international topic of conversation. Knowing no racial, ethnic or social barriers, today autism is diagnosed in 1 in every 150 children. 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.

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D. J. Svoboda, Big Field Friends

Donna Williams, The Outsider.jpg

Donna Williams, The Outsider

Emily L. Williams, Leap Years.jpg

Emily L. Williams, Leap Years

Felix, Imaginary City Map, Age 11.jpg

Felix, Imaginary City Map, Age 11

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Vehdas Rangan,  A. (India)

Wout Devolder, Werewolf (2008, at age 14).jpg

Wout Devolder, Werewolf (2008, at age 14)

Milda Bandzaite, War in Vietnam, 2008.jpg

Milda Bandzaite, War in Vietnam, 2008

Jessica Park, The Mark Twain House with the Diamond Eclipse and Venus, 1999.jpg

Jessica Park, The Mark Twain House with the Diamond Eclipse and Venus, 1999

Eric Chen, Mirror Mind poster 3, 2005.jpg

Eric Chen, Mirror Mind poster 3, 2005

Emily L. Williams, They Take Away Your Razors, Your Shoelaces, & Your Belt.jpg

Emily L. Williams, They Take Away Your Razors, Your Shoelaces, & Your Belt