From the artist:
I did this with my weighted pencil and professional oil pastels. it is kind of abstract, the cat and background represents all of the autism spectrum but in a way that does not see people with more severe or profound autism as being non functional or a burden to society. i also wanted to show that autistic people who can pass as non autistic are part of the same spectrum and should not be treated like neurotypical people, they’re just a different shade,or a different colour on the spectrum but autistic they are definite. the infinity logos are what many autistic people use instead of the puzzle piece to relate to the spectrum,I do not like the puzzle piece as it is saying we are hard to understand. i made this Artwork for autism awareness month last year,the writing had to be done by my support staff as I cannot write.