The World Landmark Buildings of Greatest Histories & Heights Recorded, 2011, Gregory L. Blackstock (American, b. 1946)
Graphite, crayon, permanent marker, and colored pencil on paper, 112.2 x 60.5 cm (443⁄16 x 2313⁄16 in.)
For Seattle artist Gregory L. Blackstock, who is autistic, the world is made up of countless things needing to be identified, ordered, and arranged—be they bugs, birds, vehicles, or landmark buildings. Creating art has become his outlet for defining an unpredictable world. Once he chooses a subject, he seeks to record all the variations within that group, to make the artwork “complete.” Blackstock began drawing regularly in his early forties. Since his first solo art show in 2004 at age fifty-eight, his list-like drawings have found a place in museums and homes around the world.
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