Blackstock's Collections: The Drawings of an Artistic Savant

By Gregory L. Blackstock

Smooth existence is an ever-accelerating barrage of individuals, constructions, cars, creatures, and issues. How a lot can a curious brain soak up? And what can it do with the entire info? Gregory L. Blackstock, a retired Seattle pot washing machine, attracts order out of the entire chaos with a pencil, a black marker, and a few crayons.

Blackstock is autistic and a creative savant. He creates visible lists of every thing from wasps to hats to emergency automobiles to noisemakers. within the spirit of the Outsider paintings of Henry Darger and Howard Finster, Blackstock makes paintings that's stirring in its large quantity and aspect and encouraging in its easy good looks. He hasn't ever bought formal inventive education, but his renderings sincerely and beguilingly express sophisticated transformations and similaritiesenabling the viewer to determine, for instance, the exact positive aspects of a dolly varden, a Pacific Coast steelhead cutthroat, and fourteen different kinds of trout.

Each assortment is lovingly captioned in Blackstock's special hand with texts that replicate proof from his learn in addition to his passions and personal tastes. Blackstock's Collections includes over a hundred awesome examples of his wonderfully unique taxonomy, supplying a different glance contained in the brain of a guy making experience of lifestyles via art.

Monsters of the Deep
significant Forestry Pests
the good Cabbage Family
The Spatulas
the area battle II U.S. Bombers
The Buoys
King Sized Jails
Monsters of the Past
Classical Clowns
nice Italian Roosters
Our country Lighthouses
The Irish Joys

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