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Sometimes, It’s Better to Give than Retrieve…

TCS Supports Grant’s Eco Art with Commission and Trip

TCS President and CEO Ann Zdansky recently commissioned a large collage by Houston artist Grant Manier. The collage, made from hand-torn recycled paper, features an image of an orangutan — a species Ann has been fascinated with since her trip to Borneo in 2010. Prints of the piece are available for sale, and a percentage of each sale will go toward Orangutan Foundation International. Visit for more information about this work and to purchase prints.

Grant’s unique artwork is stunning in its own right, but is also special due to the artist who creates it: Grant Manier is 18 years old and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He has been recognized by the City of Houston and the Texas Senate for his achievements. In April, Grant traveled to New York City to participate in “Training the Talent of Artists With Autism” with guest lecturer Temple Grandin. While in New York, Grant also met with galleries interested in his work. The trip was made possible thanks to a donation from The Common Source.