debbie millman

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Memory and Art: The Human Camera

Stephen Wiltshire from London is a star among savants. Stephen is autistic. He did not speak his first words "pencil" and "paper" until he was 5. Yet, when he was 11 he drew a perfect aerial view of London after only one helicopter ride. In this film, Stephen draws an aerial view of Rome after one viewing. It takes him three days to draw what he saw for 45 minutes.


Blogger minus five said...

that is amazing. i really don't think there's anything wrong with autistic people. and i'm not saying nothing should be done to help them adjust to society, but sometimes i think how much we could learn if we reversed that process. if we tried to learn their language and live in their heads instead of insisting they conform to ours.

4/29/2008 11:49:00 PM  

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