Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In which Jackson Pollock overcomes his shy nature

So, I have been working on a sketch, which became a monotype, from an idea I had (perhaps it was a dream).... Jackson Pollock's sketchbooks, which I have seen, are filled with very complex drawings, tight, swirling lines, symbols, strange images ... and many Picasso-esque forms.  And Picasso's sketchbooks ... well, you know. So I had the idea, probably because of both men's apparent combativeness, of dueling sketchbooks. What if I could juxtapose the two sets of obsessions ... what would happen?

Well, in this first incarnation, Pollock appears to have the upper hand. Here is a close-up of "his" section of the print:

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