Acadia draws attention to Rett syndrome with patient artist’s work and a portrait mosaic
Acadia Pharmaceuticals is creating a crowdsourced mosaic of Rett syndrome photographs — inside the digital artwork of a young woman who is living with the condition. The “Rett Revealed” campaign showcases Emily Shifflet, a 27-year-old artist in Pennsylvania, and her “Confetti” painting that she created using eye movements and specialty digital software.
For the rest of October, people in the Rett community can submit their own images to help “color in” the grayscale artwork and further bring Shifflet’s work to life with photos. In early November — after the end of October’s Rett syndrome awareness month — Acadia is planning a final reveal of the images and painting mosaic.
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