Gregory L. Blackstock: Blackstock’s Birds Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Seattle artist Gregory L. Blackstock (American, b. 1946) creates order in his world by identifying like objects and cataloging them in neat rows and columns in his drawings. The ultimate organizer, he documents what he sees in precise images and words that fill the page. Blackstock is autistic with savant skills, and he has an amazing memory for scientific, geographic, and visual details. His subjects include birds, buildings, burros, accordions, artichokes, automobiles, carrots, cauliflowers, cougars—and so much more. Once he chooses a subject, he seeks to record all the variations within that group to make the artwork “complete.”
With no formal art training, Blackstock began drawing steadily in his forties and had his first solo exhibition at age fifty-eight. His captivating works have been shown in Geneva, Paris, New York, Vienna, Philadelphia, Miami, and Seattle. The prestigious Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland, holds an impressive assortment of Blackstock’s work.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
The Great World Parrots Complete, 2014
The Great World Penguins, 2013
The Great World Mynabirds, 2013
The Great Americas Jays, 2012