Welcome to my son Jackson’s art website. Jackson’s stated goal is to “be a big artist” so this website is dedicated to helping him accomplish that goal. We, Jackson and his family, hope you will find lots of inspiration in the art and information on his website.
Diagnosed with autism at age 4, Jackson began drawing obsessively at 16 months old. He composed his first song at age 3 and was consumed with interests that seemed otherworldly for a small child: languages, mythology, art, music, and the natural world. Once he could communicate verbally at age 5, he was able to tell us how he was experiencing what most of us call reality: a wonderful place of beauty that he named Jackson’s EyeTV, that he alone could see inside his mind.
Pulling from this seemingly inexhaustible source of creativity, Jackson makes art, writes poems and books, composes music, draws anime cartoons, constructs other universes with intact cultures and invents languages drawn from the study of hundreds of real languages that he teaches himself online.
Jackson thinks it is important that people know about his brain and about his autism. He says, “The autistic brain is very strong. It has many different tastes and appetites (interests).”
Once I asked Jackson if he knew what uplifting meant, and he said:
“Yeah, to raise your soul up!”
We hope you find Jackson’s EyeTV website uplifting and that it opens your mind and raises your soul up!
We invite you to explore various channels and programs of Jackson’s EyeTV to learn more about his: