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The Story of Stephen Wiltshire

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The Story of Stephen Wiltshire

Postby Charles » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:53 pm

The power of art. Healing, redemptive, uplifting, life changing power.

After spending the early years of his life as a mute Stephen Wiltshire found his voice through drawing. Later diagnosed with autism, drawing began to be the way he communicated with the world. At age nine he began to speak and his art continued to flourish.

Stephen has the amazing talent of drawing city skylines from memory. Having spent only a few hours in a helicopter flying from Brooklyn to the tip of Manhattan, he memorized the city skyline and headed back to a studio to begin his drawing. Stephen then spent the next 3 days sketching the skyline. The panoramic drawing is featured on a billboard display at at a terminal at JFK airport.

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