Gregory L. Blackstock (American, b. 1946) More Colorful Egg Pattern Favorites to Go For, 2005 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 turkeys or cougars, flags or fireworks. 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.” This process yields intricately tiled and labeled freehand drawings that span multiple pieces of paper added with tape and glue. Presented here for this 1,000-piece puzzle are designs Blackstock researched from various countries’ flags, along with such familiar patterns as plaid, checkerboard, and brickwall.
The different flag patterns are fun to do.
Very well designed and educational! I love the quality of these puzzles!
I bought this on a whim - and really enjoyed doing it. For 1,000 pieces, this was very colorful. The border, I will confess, was a bit of a challenge to piece together, but the eggs were really fun. We started with some of the more distinct patterns, then swtiched to the green/yellow/red pieces. At the end, we had mostly blue and red pieces left, but we had it done a little over a day (Two of us worked on a lot.) One caveat - it's 32' in length, so was just a few inches beyond our puzzle board's length. Would be a fun puzzle to do as a family activity around Easter. Text is under the eggs is difficult to read - just be aware. Can read once the puzzle is together, but even with reading glasses, on the box, it's tough to make out the words.
This was a very unique and lovely puzzle by Pomegranate. I was fascinated by the blurb about the artist and honestly, wish I could have asked questions about his artistic process and choices. I found the puzzle fascinating. It was very enjoyable to assemble, somewhat on the challenging side. Colors were wonderful. Piece quality was superb. Definitely would recommend.
What a wonderfully fun puzzle! I loved it, and highly recommend it, especially if you enjoy collage puzzles.