We worked in collaboration with 6 other artists from the Oklahoma autism community, as well as 5 creatives from the local art scene who mentored us, over the course of 2 weeks, in creating a whole new original collection comprised of over 20 masterpieces. The experience was amazing.
We worked at Istvan Gallery, a downtown gallery space owned by our dear friend, Stephen Kovash. We felt cooler than cool!
One of our favorite things about this experience was the opportunity to partner with some really special people, and not special because they have autism, or because they are brilliant at what they do, but special because they have the most amazing hearts and were willing to share them with us.
If you were able to attend the show, we hope you liked it and that you come again next year.
If you didn’t get a chance to see this year’s creations, take a look!…
THE EVOLVED FORM OF A CATERPILLAR
It’s the fully evolution of a butterfly. It has great living things like outside where it could fly.David
THE KING OF PRIDE ROCK
It’s to have a pet in front of you, a loving cat.David
I love these lovely butterflies and flowers.Ashley
THE PARADE OF PETS
These are our pets. Some people own pets.Allie
PAWS AND CLAWS
They’re so great and they play outside, doing outside things.David
GOOD OLD PETS
You can take care of it or you can watch it grow. I held a baby kitten with my two are hands. I wouldn’t hurt it, I would just talk to it and be nice to it.Lindsay
THE GREAT STORYTELLING PORTRAITS
I made that one with the alligator. Shark, Jellyfish. The best part is that it’s got different tastes and personalities as each one tells a different story.David
I made the ones with hearts and one with a rose.Allie
“I’M STILL HERE.” LOVE, PLUTO”
They always seen a shooting star. The best part is that you get to see a meteor shower in real life.David
Everybody did this. It’s the planet up in the solar system.Allie
EXPLOSION IN A PAINT FACTORY
I just had a big huge memory that was in my head and then all I have to do is get some paint. I just went for it.Lindsay
READ BETWEEN THE LINES
I did the owl and named him Joe, after Joe Jonas.Ashley
THE WAVES OF MUSIC
I remember drawing a 19th century beautiful black and white portrait of a pirate ship. It looks really interesting. I cut it out very, very slowly.Lindsay
This was a very excellent painting as unexpected. As I painted various components of a desktop it felt like I painted the right thing of old technology parts. My favorite part is great worth if you have a backup and it saves your files.David
Two people fall in love and write love notes.Allie
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SEASONS
I like winter the most and awesome favorite holiday as it snows outside it looks beautiful. New Years.David
Those are 5 painted fingernails and they’re catching Pokeballs.Chris
ROOT BEER IS CAT BLUE
That’s root beer and colors.Chris
SMILE FOR THE WEBCAM
It feels great when you’re broadcasting it on Youtube with your brand new computer. The best part of the webcam is that it takes snapshots of your favorite interests like your postal mail service or your favorite technology product.David
What did you think of this year’s collection?
We’ve got HQ prints of these images in the works. The first 15 comments get a free print when they arrive from production!