Insane Skills! – Stephen Wiltshire's Memory Illustration of New York
Absolutely amazing and truly brilliant
These are just a couple of phrases that could describe Stephen Wiltshire’s Memory Illustration..
We have long been aware of the talents of Stephen Wiltshire, but a recent project in New York sets a new level to his brilliantness!
From a single 20 minute helicopter flight over New York and some rough scamps, Stephen puts together a 18 foot detailed panorama illustration of New York’s city scape from memory at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute. The whole piece only took 3 days to complete, although every scale detail of New York’s landmarks are preserved in Stephens illustration. Seeing is Believing.
Stephen Wiltshire was born 24th April 1974 in London. As a child he experienced delays in his development and when he was about 3, he was diagnosed with autism. At 5, he was enrolled at Queensmill School in West London where the teaching staff first noticed his interest in illustration.
Stephens First Words
The instructors at Queensmill School encouraged him to speak by periodically taking away his art supplies so that he would be forced to ask for them. Stephen responded by making sounds and eventually uttered his first word – “paper.”