My name is Grant Manier, I am an author, artist, and special needs advocate.
I have autism, I consider some of my autism a gift, having autism is not a bad thing, my disability has become my ability to contribute to changing the earth's environment.
IT'S NOT WHAT I CAN'T DO...IT'S WHAT I CAN DO!
I Paint by Paper
I reduce, reuse, and recycle magazines, calendars, wallpaper, posters, food wrappers, puzzles and more. Each work of art contains 1000 to over 6000 cut or
pieces of recycled paper.
I use cool colors,cool shapes and cool textures...
I call my art "COOLAGES"
Grant Manier (maun-yay), who at a very young age developed an obsessive repetitive behavior for tearing paper, by his early teens began collecting and recycling as a affordable way to continue his passion.
Grant is emerging as one of the most intriguing and captivating young artist today. His Eco-friendly artwork is capturing the attention of his community, gaining national media, he is honored with awards for his eco-impressionism and outstanding contribution to the autism and special needs community.
- 2011 and 2012 Austin Rodeo Eco-Art Grand Champion
- 2011-2012 Houston Mayor's Student Advocate of the Year
- 2013 Houston's Bayou City Art Festival, New Emerging Artist
- 2013 Congressional Art Winner for the 8th District of Texas
(Eco-Art of Texas displayed in U.S Capitol)
-2013 Waste Management 1st Place Overall Art Competition
Descriptions of how a recycled art masterpiece is created by Grant
My Beloved Mt. Rushmore
Grant created Mt. Rushmore using recycled poster board, wallpaper, magazines, books, calendars, and school folders. Over 4500 pieces of recycled paper to complete. This is Grant's most beloved art piece. It inspires him and gives him a great sense of accomplishment.
Grant created this artwork thru inspiration from a horse he rides as part of his autism therapy. Using recycled poster board, magazines, books, and calendars. Over 6000 pieces of recycled paper to create artwork.
American Bald Eagle
Grant created this piece of artwork using recycled poster boards, magazines, and calendars. Over 3500 pieces of recycled paper to create artwork.
Grant's Eco-Art invited to
New York City
Let's help him get there!!
Grant Manier a young man who’s captivated families, individuals, professionals, and politicians around his State of Texas and the U.S. with his philanthropic efforts and amazing Eco-Art masterpieces, needs your support. He has been invited by Strokes of Genius, Inc., to showcase his Art in New York City, April 2014. He will be part of the “Train the Talent In Individuals With Autism” along with Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Rosa Martinez.
Please consider a sponsorship level or any donation amount is welcome