I have long admired the frenetic “Drip Period” art of Jackson Pollock, whose work captivated the American art world during the late 40s and early 50s. He and his art became enormously famous overnight after a LIFE magazine interview in 1949.
More than half a century later Pollock continues to influence and inspire. TV commercials, print advertising and younger artists employ some of his methods.
Somehow I must be channeling his artistic soul because I see the influence in just about all things. So much so that I have begun to document the ‘sightings’ with my Smartphone. Here are some examples. The titles are self explanatory.
Are you chasing Jackson Pollock, and are you witness to the influence? Send me samples and a brief description or title and I will post them. Let’s see who can rise to the challenge. ~SWP
I love your Jackson Pollock obsession, Steven. Here’s my contribution. (It’s actually a closeup of some Fresno graffiti.)
Fascinating Donald — the beauty is both the simplicity and intricacy ~SWP
Here’s one from graphic designer and artist Casey Peck – her favorite make-up artist at ChaosMakeUp:
From Mae Espejo, Art Director at Solutions by Design:
I was having dinner at the Dog House Grill last night and my french fries reminded me of Pollock’s drip paintings. I’ll call it Dog House Fries. This is fun.
The ‘Jackson Pollock’ theme is even becoming part of the family, here is one sent in by my love:
Here is one from good friend and former Fresno Bee artist Rob Hernandez (back in the day he cartooned a weekly ‘Scoopy’ comic on the ‘Scoopy Squad’ pages) currently works as a motion graphic artist and designer in Silicon Valley.