Autism Unveiled Week 1
“My autism makes things shine,” Mike Allcock
Autism is not a part of me. It is me. My soul is autistic.
My autism makes things shine. Sometimes I think it is amazing but sometimes it is sad when I want to be the same and talk the same and I fail.
Playing the piano makes me very happy. Playing Beethoven is like your feelings – all of them – exploding.
I think towers and castles and railway stations are interesting and exciting and so I paint them.
Mikey Allcock, 16, United Kingdom
See more paintings on Mikey’s website. Notable about Mikey is he was non-verbal until age 10 and didn’t start painting until a year ago.
Mikey is part of the Autism Unveiled Project – 6 weeks of Autism commencing on April 2, 2015, World Autism Awareness Day.
SHINING is more important than SAMING. (Even though, yes, not being/talking/acting “the same” can be hard at times!)
These paintings are great Mikey! I notice that a majority of the paintings on your website are of buildings. Are you interested in all architecture, or is it just specific buildings? With that being asked, I also like your approach to the self-portrait.
And what a great way to consider Beethoven: “like your feelings – all of them – exploding.” That’s great! Keep it up man.
How someone learns is incredibly unique and Mikey’s discovery and progress through experiential learning is amazing! I greatly enjoyed looking at the paintings and was inspired by their beautiful details and unique perspectives.
I really like the art you created, and I especially like the castle that you painted. I thought it was very nice that you said autism is who you are as a person. I also find castles exciting and interesting. I enjoy being creative, too, especially through creating cartoons. I enjoy painting also, and I am hoping to improve my painting skills in the future.
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