Breaking Ground 105 Arts - Visual Artwork
Friend's Life Advocacy Flags: Artists, from left to right and top to bottom: Randle Webber; Inna D.; Kathleen Harbison; Maya Bregman; Natalie Herndon; Carson Wood; Celia F.; Chris Wartenberg; Davis Walker; Sean C.; Kate Williams; Emma Irby; Isabel H.; Dylan Foyster; Grant S.; Grace D.; Anna Claire W.; Clay A.; Travis H.; Carrie DePauw; Elizabeth Bloodworth; Russell H.; Keona Reed; Sam Nafzger; Ben Summers; Bradley Mullis; Matthew Berry; Josh Laser; Katie Hamilton; Katie Mulle; Aldred Lester III; Tyler Chavez; Kaylea Dunkin; Brett H.; and Jonathan Phillippi.
Safe Patio by John L. Butts, Jr. .John lives in Clarksville, TN. His art reflects mostly people and places. John states “When I’m doing art, I don’t think about my troubles. Makes me feel good. I enjoy it so much.”
E Platypus Unum by Kathy Tupper. Kathy Tupper of Nashville has been creating art since she was 3 years old. “In the process of creating art, I am able to focus on one thing. I am fascinated and exhilarated by the art I have made. How did I do that?!”
"Your Mind" by Sarah Clinton. Sarah Clinton is the mother of two children, ages 11 and 15. Her 11-year-old daughter has autism and this mixed media painting shows her daughter in her own world. Sarah says she often wonders what her daughter is thinking about.
"Jennifer" by Hope McKee. Hope McKee is a visual artist in Middle Tennessee living with a disability. She works in a variety of media (painting, collage, mixed media, glass, ceramics, photography, drawing, and digital art). As an artist, Hope has found her voice and place in this world.
"Aaliyah Grace" by Wyatt Bernal. Wyatt Bernal has loved drawing since he was very little. He is very funny and social. He loves his friends and teachers. He continues to amaze family and friends with his art skills.
"Untitled" by Mia Binns. Bio: "My name is Mia Binns and I am 15 years old. I love to draw. I spend most of my time drawing animals for children's books, but now I am learning to look into people's eyes. Eyes can be happy or sad. This is a happy eye."
"Broken" by Houston Vandergriff. Houston Vandergriff is a globe-trotting photographer with Down syndrome from Knoxville, Tennessee.
"Midnight Garden" by Kay Sawyer. Kay Sawyer of Nashville has been creating art for 33 years. She has explored a variety of art, such as painting, drawing, photography, and acrylic paint pours. Kay describes how art has helped her as “Beauty in resilience, determination, and desire to overcome the limited, harsh elements and environment to be all that one can be.”
"Columbia Tree" by Joey McNinch. Joey McNinch is 15 years old and has autism. He lives in Mount Juliet, TN.
"Woman" by Laura Hudson. Laura Hudson of Nashville has been creating art for 20+ years, and uses bright colors, and vivid imagery to make her images come to life. Laura states “God gave me this talent to make others happy.”
"Zentangle" by Alissa Warren. Alissa Warren is currently a sophomore in high school; she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. Alissa takes pride in her disability and wants to spread the message to be proud of who you are! "Zentangle" is a self-portrait of Alissa's life and interests, with representations and messages woven throughout. From the artist, here is what she says the various symbols represent: • Tpwk (treat people with kindness) • ily (I love you) • Wheelchair with cloud of dust • Sweet tea • Paint brush • gecko tail • 4 paws for 4 dogs • 3 for triathlon • Eye Glasses • Baseballs • Bowling ball & pins • artist palette • Rabbit ears • Dolphin tail & waves for Hope & Winter • Macaroni- favorite food • Cheese- other favorite food • 3 tied knots for our family • Bones in honor of her mom (Xray) • Antlers in honor of her daddy (hunter) • Pretzels with socks (a representation of her legs) • Grinch hat because she loves that movie • About the 3rd strand down is a design signifying music/her favorite song • zebra stripes to honor rarity or rare disorder
"Enchanted Forest" by Jalyn Weston. Jalyn Weston is an eighteen-year-old artist from the little town of Sweetwater, Tennessee who currently is attending Cleveland State Community College to acquire a degree in Fine Arts. He does a variety of pieces, from landscapes to animal sketches, but recently has started making the transition from doing art on paper to digital pieces made on his tablet or smartphone.
"Hidden Marsh" by Mitchell Wiseman. Mitchell Wiseman of Shelbyville has a very unique look to his abstract work that catches the viewer's eye. Mitchell says “Having others appreciate my art means the world to me.”
"Peace" by Morgan Vice. Morgan Vice is a young adult on the autism spectrum. She co-authored the book “52 Blue Mondays,” enjoys painting, and writing songs about her favorite things.
Untitled by LeAnn Wilson. LeAnn Wilson has been painting for about 10 years and says that it is very relaxing and enjoyable.