Gregory Blackstock: Everyday Anthropology

“For a 25-year dishwasher at Seattle’s Washington Athletic Club, Gregory Blackstock has an amazing skill set: he speaks 12 languages, has mastered the acco

“For a 25-year dishwasher at Seattle’s Washington Athletic Club, Gregory Blackstock has an amazing skill set: he speaks 12 languages, has mastered the accordion (and can play just about every instrument he picks up), can do spot-on sound effects of dentist’s drills and airplanes, and chronicles the objects of everyday life with exacting detail using only a Sharpie and gray crayons… While he’s a classic autistic savant, Blackstock’s amazingly intricate drawings, because of their craft and obsessive vision, would surely be considered art by any measure.” (Thanks Design Observer!)


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE