Autistic Artist Quickly Creates Perfect Replications of Panoramic Landscapes

The mind is an amazing thing that we will never fully understand.

People tell artist Stephen Wiltshire that his work is brilliant. Today, he is drawing a panoramic view of Madrid in painstaking detail, penned entirely from memory after a 30-minute helicopter ride across the city.

Memorizing minute details is easy for him. Verbal communication is not. Wiltshire is autistic, and his first words came when he was 5 years old. “I said, I want paper,” he recalled. “Please, can I have a paper, please, to draw?”

Only God fully understands all the mysteries of this life we lead.

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~ by thedark2 on February 15, 2008.

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