Saturday, November 07, 2009

A Beautiful Mind


Diagnosed with autism at an early age, Stephen Wiltshire's talent for drawing emerged as a way of expressing himself. Just this past week he unveiled his panorama pen drawing of the New York City skyline, drawn entirely from memory after a twenty minute helicopter ride.
Yes. From memory.
It's an unbelievably intricate picture, with details of every building sketched in to scale, including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Unbelievable what the mind allows one to do.
Click 'em to embiggerate.



6 comments:

Larry Ohio said...

This is wild!

frogponder said...

Is scary how much we don't know about the human mind.

Lou said...

I saw a documentary about this guy a couple of years ago - absolutely amazing what he's capable of.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

That is very amazing. You would love the movie the Soloist :o)

Sight Seer said...

Simply amazing.. Its wild the thing we learn about each other as we go along. Who know what we'll learn next?

Joy said...

Wow! That's fascinating! I'm sending a link to this to my son and daughter-in-law.