Thursday, June 5, 2008
A day or two ago I caught part of the movie Pollack with Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden. In one scene, Jackson Pollack has just broken through the restrictions of traditional painting and starting experimenting with dribbling, splashing, pouring, etc. In a classic New York accent Lee Krasner says something to the effect,"Ya finally done it Pollack and broken through to the other side." A total misquote but if you have seen the film you'll know which scene I am referring to. So last night in the classic Pollack style with a mood alterating atmosphere I become Pollack and broke the boundaries of painting by painting with my eyes closed not looking at either the palette of paint nor the canvas. This morning I anxiously approach my easel to see what I have done and how it translated since as I was doing this I believed it was pure genius. Fortunately paintings can always be corrected ad after a few hours of over-painting my experiment with breaking boundaries was eliminated and the painting is back on track.