“Whose artwork would be most suitable to put in the Angels’ Walk for Autism 2016 shirt and posters than those of actual angels themselves?” This was the sentiment of Bridges Foundation’s teachers when ASP sought their help for the shirt design. The idea was to pattern the shirt design on the universally popular Beatles street walk on Abbey Road album cover.
To motivate the adolescent artists towards the goal, they were oriented about the event, shown actual videos and photos of the walks from previous Angels’ Walks. Then, they were made to interpret and render their own versions of people walking given an array of assorted pictures to choose from. They were later shown pictures of varied angels’ wings to make and attach to their figures. Among the black and white angels drawn, four in particular were hand-picked to compose the “angels” on a pedestrian walk.
The layout and composition of the design was done by Art Paguia. The angels, (respectively from left to right) were drawn by PWAs Kim Austria, Vernice Prado, Javee Fua and Kobie Trambulo. Indeed, this year’s Angels’ Walk shirt design fleshes out ASP’s commitment “to empower persons with autism spectrum disorder to become, to the best of their potentials, self-reliant, productive and socially accepted members of the community”.
Join us at the Angels Walk for Autism 2016 on 17 January 2016, Sunday. The largest autism advocacy event in the Philippines, since 2007, where an estimated 13,000 advocates will celebrate diversity and walk for autism acceptance and inclusion.