Despite having a disability, Lucas Mapheto, a young man from South Africa, is becoming well-known throughout the world for his incredible knack for creating stunning portraits with just his mouth.
The highly gifted teen was born in 2005 and he hails from Ga-Mamabolo in Polokwane.
17 year old Lucas Mapheto, was born with a disability that immobilized his hands and feet. For most of his life, he has been in a wheelchair. His parents are also unable to send him to school because of their financial struggles.
However, Lucas says that art for him is his escape from depression.
“Art is the only thing that helps me keep my mind clear so I don’t overthink about my situation,” Lucas told Briefly.
Because he cannot use his hands, he uses his mouth to create beautiful works of art with a pencil. He has already drawn dozens of portraits which impressed a lot of people. His Facebook post sharing his story has so far garnered 1.5 million reactions.