This is a story of a blind man. But this blind man successfully 'paints'. Yes, he is a Turkish artist, painter, Esref Armagan, from Ankara. Before reading his story, please dismiss the video. Now:
When I read the news I could not believe. After watching video, I said 'Awesome! Incredible!' I'm thrilled...
What blows my mind is this: he is NOT into abstract paintings. But he makes colourful wonderful paintings! As you see he draws lake, mountain, panaromic views, lanscapes, occasionally people, insect, butterfly... Is there anyone to tell me how his paintings come to life? When I think myself, I can draw as I've got a visionary imagination, even if my eyes are closed. Yes, I can. However he has never seen a light since his birth!
Armagan did not go blind after years, but he is a totally blind born. If there's no data coming in then he could not draw pictures, but he does perfectly! He is extraordinary!
According to the news, he touches the objects with his hands. Feels them after having investigated it with his fingers. He learned basic elements like shadow, size, colour after asking and talking to the people around of him.
The most important thing I wonder is ''How does a brain produce (visual) image(s) that was not stored?''
Upon an invitation, he goes to USA -Harvard Univ- for several tests in order to understand how his brain works, as stated in the news. He is asked to draw several objects. And, it's found that his visual cortex normally responds like many other people who see. It looks like it will enlighten many questions about brain and its working mechanism that we had never known before.
But I'm not satisfied. How he is able to make a painting? How those perspectives are amazing? I think it's not common case! I think it should be a miracle!