Hathy is part of ASPIE’s Generous Donor program, which invites people and companies to donate products, which are then offered on the ASPIE Gallery
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Hathy, who often works in non-standard materials at her studio in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, created a series of four paintings called Piece of My Heart. Each work featured painted puzzle pieces.
She did not know that the puzzle piece is the symbol embraced by many living with autism, which has since been used to represent many different types of neurodiversity. But when she found out, she got involved.
Hathy had note cards created based on her four paintings and donated them to ASPIE, where all proceeds will go to help artists with disabilities grow more self sufficient. “My painting is not based on winning awards,” Hathy said. “I have a passion for it. If it helps people, then that’s even better.”
Hathy is part of ASPIE’s Generous Donor program, which invites people and companies to donate products that are in turn offered on the ASPIE Gallery. Jerry Buckwalter, co-founder and CEO of ASPIE, said work like Hathy’s is a natural fit.
“When artists like Lynn participate, it allows us to expand our offerings and continue to help our artists,” he said. “Lynn’s work is beautiful and inspiring. We’re grateful to be able to show examples in the gallery. The cards she provided are a wonderful gift.”
About ASPIE. ASPIE is a nonprofit launched in 2015 to empower adults with cognitive disabilities to become more self-sufficient. We provide special-needs artists with an online gallery to display their work, which includes premium-quality paintings, photography, jewelry and other forms of art and craft. ASPIE artists are disabled adults who have talent and skills and medium- to high-functioning capabilities, yet cannot operate well within a typical work environment. Donations to ASPIE provide artists with sustainable supplemental earnings that do not interfere with their government benefits. The ASPIE gallery is free to our artists