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By Gregory L. Blackstock

Smooth lifestyles is an ever-accelerating barrage of individuals, constructions, autos, creatures, and issues. How a lot can a curious brain take up? And what can it do with the entire information? 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 an inventive savant. He creates visible lists of every little thing from wasps to hats to emergency cars to noisemakers. within the spirit of the Outsider artwork of Henry Darger and Howard Finster, Blackstock makes artwork that's stirring in its great quantity and aspect and encouraging in its uncomplicated attractiveness. He hasn't ever got formal inventive education, but his renderings truly and beguilingly convey refined changes and similaritiesenabling the viewer to determine, for instance, the particular positive factors of a dolly varden, a Pacific Coast steelhead cutthroat, and fourteen different varieties of trout.

Each assortment is lovingly captioned in Blackstock's certain hand with texts that replicate evidence from his examine in addition to his passions and personal tastes. Blackstock's Collections includes over a hundred outstanding examples of his wonderfully unique taxonomy, supplying a distinct glance contained in the brain of a guy making feel of existence via art.

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

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I S B N -13: 978-1-56898-579-4 I S B N -10: 1-56898-579-7 1. Blackstock, Gregor y L. (Gregor y Lyons), 1946– —Catalogs . 2. Autistic artists—Washington (State)—Seattle—Catalogs . three. Savants (Savant syndrome)—Washington (State)—Seattle. I . name. N C139. B52A4 2 hundred 6 741. 973—dc22 two hundred 6 001273 N ot e: All of Gregor y Blackstock ’s draw ings are created w ith graphite, marker, and crayon on paper. five T h e I N KY D E PT HS F I SHES 1992 | 19 x thirteen inches CONTENTS FOREWORD nine Darold A. Treffert, MD BIOGRAPHY thirteen Gregory L. Blackstock advent 17 Karen Light-Piña OUR recognized BIRDS the good American Owls 22 the good global Eagles 24 the good international Crows 25 the nice Italian Roosters 26 the nice Turkeys 27 The North American nation Birds 28 6 FISH & THE LIKE Monsters of the Deep 30 The Salmon 32 The Mackerels 33 THE canines The sparkling Chows 34 The Airedale Terriers 36 The Collies 37 The German Shepherd Police canine 38 The Scottish Terriers 39 bugs & ARACHNIDS the harmful Arachnids forty the good American Wasps forty two The Bees forty three the colourful King-Size Swallowtail Butterflies of the realm forty four the good global Jungle Butterflies forty five The Ants of the Americas forty six the most important Forestry Pests forty seven THE vegetation The Poinsettias forty eight The Carnivorous vegetation 50 Our recognized Tropical end result fifty one The Berries fifty two The Nuts fifty three The well-known Composite relations backyard plants fifty four the nice Cabbage relations fifty five THE instruments The Hatchets fifty six The Miscellaneous instruments fifty eight The Saws 60 The Hammers sixty one The records sixty two The Drills sixty three The Knives sixty four The Shears sixty five The Spatulas sixty six The Trowels sixty seven The Hoes sixty eight The house responsibilities instruments sixty nine THE NOISEMAKERS The Alarms 70 The Stringed Musical tools seventy two The Pianos seventy three The Noisemakers seventy four The Drums seventy six The Bells seventy seven THE automobiles The Patrol trucks seventy eight The relations relocating vans eighty The Iraqi conflict Tanks eighty The Emergency vehicles eighty one Our Old-Time Freight teach gear eighty two The Race automobiles eighty three Our well-known old automobiles eighty four The legislation & Order Authority trucks eighty five AVIATION assortment The Convair-Liners 86 the realm conflict 2 British Bombers 88 Our well-known global battle 2 best friend opponents entire 89 The Golden Age of old United Air Liners ninety The ancient Americas Turboliners ninety one The Early Boeing Jet Planes ninety two the massive Jets ninety three the realm warfare 2 U. S. Bombers ninety four the realm conflict 2 Messerschmitt German Fighter Planes whole ninety five BOATING & SEAMANSHIP The old D Outboard Raceboat gear ninety six The old F Outboard Raceboat gear ninety eight Our Early limitless Inboard Hydroplanes ninety nine the straightforward Knotting a hundred the simple unmarried decorative Sheepshanks one zero one Scouting & Seamanship Sheepshanks 102 The Buoys 103 ARCHITECTURAL assortment The Oriental Temples 104 The Roofs 106 The Tents 107 The Barns 108 The U. S. President Memorials one hundred ten The ancient American houses 111 Our nation Lighthouses 112 the realm Landmark Towers 113 The tourists’ Irish Castles 114 Our State’s King-Size Jails one hundred fifteen The ancient Intercontinental houses 116 the good Greek Temples 118 The ancient Roman Temples 119 THE issues TO put on The Hats a hundred and twenty The sneakers 122 20 of Our North American Men’s significant League Baseball Uniforms 124 The mask one hundred twenty five THE final yet no longer LEAST The Crosses 126 Monsters of the earlier 128 The World’s risky Pit-Vipers 129 The Kites one hundred thirty The Balls 131 The Classical Clowns 132 the nice American Presidents 133 The Irish Joys 134 Crayola Watercolors 136 Crayola Crayons 136 The paintings offers 137 The Christmas Trappings 138 The Skiers 139 the hampers a hundred and forty colourful Egg development Favorites to move For 141 extra colourful Egg trend Favorites to move For 142 7 T h e G REAT CAP E D C RUSAD ERS 1989 | 21.

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