Huge thanks to talented local autistic artist and friend of Autism Together Alex Baldwin, for presenting us with a brand new piece of hand-crafted artwork.
Just before Christmas Alex came to our head office in Bromborough to present CEO Sue Stubbs with his artwork called ‘Ace Facts About The Autistic World’.
Since then, Alex has been busy creating a follow-up, with more intricately-drawn characters and detail. The resulting piece of art is again made up of 12 A3 pages of original, hand-drawn and coloured artwork, which fold out concertina-style into an impressive frieze.
The artworks are Alex’s continuing guide to autism. In the first book each page highlighted a positive aspect to being on the autism spectrum, while the second highlights some of the aspects that makes autism a hidden disability in the hopes of spreading greater autism awareness and acceptance.
Alex said of his follow-up to the original artbook: “Al and Alexandra will be presenting once again and this will focus more on the daily struggles of autism, so that people are more aware of what upsets them and the positive of this is to help those situations to possibly be avoided.”
Alex came along to Oak House this week to present ‘Ace Facts About The Autistic World 2’ to Yvonne Smith and Michelle Walklett from our Autism Training and Advisory Service.
Alex is an autistic artist from Wirral, and has had a close relationship with Autism Together ever since attending our activity groups as a teenager, later becoming a volunteer and mentoring others accessing the groups.
Alex explained about the inspiration for his series, saying “Each page is presented by two fictional characters named Al and Alexandra, set in a Sensory World… In order to create this project I took inspiration from James Cameron’s Avatar and cartoon characters in order to come up with something more original and creative.”
Like with the first book, ATAS we will keep it in their library where it can help and inspire others who access our services in future.
Fingers crossed Alex makes his series a trilogy sometime next year…
Meanwhile, you can find out more about Alex’s art projects on Instagram: @alex_baldwin97.