The Cityscape Savant: Drawing Our World Entirely By Memory

The Cityscape Savant: Drawing Our World Entirely By Memory

(light music) – I’m Stephen Wiltshire. I do drawings. – [Narrator] Stephen is an artist who creates incredibly intricate drawings of cityscapes. – [Stephen] I love drawing tall buildings, tall skyscrapers, skylines, street scenes. – [Narrator] And he does this entirely from memory. When Stephen was three, he was diagnosed as autistic. He was completely

The Weather Artist: Chasing Storms With Sculpture

The Weather Artist: Chasing Storms With Sculpture

– What artists can do is help us look at data differently and find alternative ways of thinking about it. Weather data is this endless box of lego pieces that arise every day. It’s always a different box. And it allows me to again and again build things out of this information and try to

From Cold Cases to Positive IDs: A Forensic Art Class Helps Uncover Victims

From Cold Cases to Positive IDs: A Forensic Art Class Helps Uncover Victims

(soft, mysterious music) – I believe that the word cold cases is wrong, because it could be perhaps something that’s in a drawer somewhere in an office, but their families hasn’t forgotten them. They are still looking for them, and I just wanna do my best to help. – [Narrator] When authorities have failed to

The Art Deco Glamour of Shanghai

The Art Deco Glamour of Shanghai

(mellow electronic music) – [Narrator] Shanghai is home to one of the world’s richest collections of Art Deco buildings. The city’s signature style saw its heyday in the 1930s and epitomized luxury. It grew increasingly popular with the rise of cinema and Hollywood films, sparking a widespread hunger for the same glamorous buildings moviegoers saw

Weaving Art Into the Fabric of Cities

Weaving Art Into the Fabric of Cities

(bright music) – I see my work as woven into the fabric of cities. These soft fibers move and adapt to wind and light and rain, and they are a way of being; they are about interconnectedness. I’m Janet Echelman, I’m an artist. I bring sculpture and form and light into the public realm, so

This 101-Year-Old Tattoo Artist Is the Last of Her Kind

This 101-Year-Old Tattoo Artist Is the Last of Her Kind

– [Narrator] High up in the Cordillera mountains in the Philippines, in the village of Buscalan, lives a woman who is the last of her kind. (foreign language) (bustling village) – Mambabatok is the name given to the traditional tattoo artist of the Kalinga ethnic group. The artists are masters of their thousand-year-old trade. Originally

The Magic of Making Sound

(soft whimsical music) (quiet pattering) – [Narrator] In Hollywood, everything is magic and make-believe… – [Woman] Gloves with paper clips are dog paws. – [Narrator] Even what you hear. – We are storytellers with sound. Over here we have a feather duster we use for bird– (feathers fluttering) bird wings. We bring sound into the

Giving Artists With Disabilities a Space to Thrive

Giving Artists With Disabilities a Space to Thrive

(gentle music) – I remember my first experience of seeing this amazing production of art that was different than what I had seen and it was such a personal expression by the person making it. They may or may not have had language, they may or may not been able to communicate with me, but

Dancing Without Sound, Performing Without Sight

Dancing Without Sound, Performing Without Sight

(bright music) – [Narrator] Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance. Pretty cool, huh? One would think that a performance this difficult and precise, would require all five senses. Well think again, because all these dancers can’t hear the music, making this performance even cooler. (traditional Chinese music) Founded in 1987, the China

The Fine Art of Television Repair

The Fine Art of Television Repair

– [Announcer] The era of television. – [Announcer] The greatest advance in television. – [Richard] In the ’60s and ’70s, TV had become such an icon that, that artists couldn’t resist just fooling with it. – It was all pretty much new, and it was really taking sort of your standard TV sets and just