Denmark Resident Creates StuyTown Holiday Picture Using 40,000 Photo Pearls
Denmark Resident Creates StuyTown Holiday Picture Using 40,000 Photo Pearls

Michael Hansen visited StuyTown in August and liked our community so much that he recreated a holiday picture of the community using Photo Pearls.

Hansen, who is a world-record holder from Denmark with Asperger's Syndrome, says it took him three weeks to create the image of StuyTown using over 40,000 pearls.

"StuyTown is a little unique place," Hansen, 37, told us. "When I was there in August, we saw a lot of things and places, but when you walk into StuyTown, it was stepping into an oasis. The community was quiet with squirrels running around. It is a little city in the city. It is so unique and good for people like me who have Asperger's and autism."

Back in November 2018, Hansen unveiled the largest Photo Pearl picture with over 1.6 million pearls and 16-meters long - setting a new world record. He says his ability to "highly concentrate for long periods of time" is what helped him make the massive work of beaded pixel art.

"I want to show other people that those of us with a handicap have more to offer [and] with the right people around us, we can do something cool and fun - not just for us, but for everyone," Hansen said.

Visit Hansen's Instagram profile @pearlnerddk to learn more and to see his record-holding picture.