March 08, 2011

Real-Life Rainman

Stephen Wiltshire is a British artist who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3.  He initially began to draw in an effort to calm himself from the stress of being surrounded by a world and people he couldn't relate to.  This led Wiltshire to uncover a unique gift as an artist.  Now, at age 35, he is well-known for his work depicting various cities.  After taking in a panoramic view of a city via a helicopter ride - usually lasting mere minutes - Wiltshire is able to correctly draw the entire city to scale


Is this story not amazing?!  Thank you, Mr. Wiltshire, for giving me a much needed dose of amazement on this otherwise dull Tuesday morning.

Read the full Reuters article here.

[Originally featured on A Cup of Jo]

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