Beautiful Spectrum

Commissioned by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and in partnership with SPIN NET, 2013

Through a series of weekly art-creation workshops, children and youth with Autism, as well as their families and others within the broader Autism community gave voice to their passions, interests, and hopes. They learned about art creation, as well as artistic mediums and techniques. They shared their ideas, their skills and talents, their dreams, their possibilities, and themselves. They built friendships and self-esteem. They tackled the abstract concept of beauty and brought it to life in their art. Their collective efforts gave life to this mural, a Beautiful Spectrum, which reflects their voice and vision.