BLACKSTOCK'S COLLECTIONS The Drawings of an Artistic Savant Gregory L. Blackstock
Foreword by Darold Treffert, M.D. Introduction by Karen Light, Garde Rail Gallery Princeton Architectural Press, 2006 Trade paperback / 144 pages / $18.95 Gregory L. Blackstock is an autistic savant who creates pictorial lists. Each drawing presents a category—be it airplanes, ants, or Airedale terriers—that reveals the genius of life’s variety. Greg’s splendidly original taxonomies, rendered in a unique graphic style, offer a unique look inside the mind of an autistic man making sense of life through art.
Blackstock’s drawings are hypnotic and all his own. This tidy little book is a fitting tribute to an endearing artist.” —The Seattle Times
Since retiring from pot washing, Blackstock is able to devote more time to his new calling. The art world should rejoice.” —ReadyMade
Princeton Architectural Press knocked one out of the park with this stunning collection of drawings by Seattle outsider artist Gregory Blackstock. . . . The drawings have an old-timey look to them, like vintage seed packet illustrations or hardware store diagrams, and they’re gathered here with incredible care and attention to design and detail. One of the nicest books of the year.” —Portland Mercury