Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jackson Pollack on fabric


 This is day one of the Art with Fabric Blog hop where you make a quilt inspired by any artist and I decided to do Jackson Pollack

 
this is a Jackson Pollack painting that sold for 140 million dollars 
this is my pollack style fabric art that will not sell for 140 million dollars
mine was inspired my this pollack that hangs in the Met.


I'm sure you all have seen his paintings as he is one of the most famous of the modern artists from the 1940's era when modern art was in it's early stages.
I've always been one of those cynics that didn't understand this type of art but I am now "getting it"
What changed my narrow minded old fashioned stick in the mud ways?
this book 
It is historical fiction set in the 1940's and is a must read for anyone that loves art or just loves a good read - I listened on audio book and it was really good 
So after watching a you tube video or 2 on how to paint like Pollack
 (what did  we do before you tube) 


I took some fabric that I had rust dyed to start with
 then I took some regular house paint - that's what Jackson used
(we are on a first name basis now that I am painting like him) (grin)
and I dribbled

 then I flung and spattered
 and dribbled some more only bigger and with more passion!
 finally after much dribbling, flinging, passion (and a few glasses of wine) - I ended up with this masterpiece - not bad!

If I were to do this again I wouldn't quilt it. I had no idea how to quilt this and just haphazardly went about it and frankly made it look worse. 
All in all it was really fun.

please be sure to check out the other bloggers posting today for the art with fabric blog hop- click here for a list of who and for clickable links to their blogs each day all week. It's really interesting to see what people do - such a wide variety of talent. 










22 comments:

  1. I like it. I think you did a great job.

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  2. Hi Carol, I really like your work. Maybe it looked better in person before the quilting, but I really like it. Would it make sense to quilt it before painting it? I just love figuring out these puzzles!

    Thanks so much for the book recommendation. I love reading fiction that talks about art and such. They are usually really well researched and I learn so much. In case you're interested, I just finished An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. It's about the Art World and was fascinating.

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  3. I think it looks great! even with the quilting!! I've seen documentaries of artists flinging paint. This must have been so fun. Oh, and I drink a glass or two of wine before I Freemotion quilt as it helps to relax me and make the lines flow smoother or maybe it relaxes me so that I just think it works better with the wine.

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  4. I love this! It looks like so much fun. I also love your header photo. Thank you for the recommendation of the book. I love art and I love reading. I just checked and they have it at my library.

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  5. Boy, you've tackled a tough one - recreating a Jackson Pollock. I'm on the fence with the quilting, does it add or subtract to the piece, I think I would need to see it in person.
    What I love is that you thought outside the box. I'm binding my creation now for its debut on Thursday.

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  6. I think you interpreted it beautifully and I like the quilting. Thanks for the book recommendation. I, too, like to read fiction about art. Have you read "The Art Forger"?

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  7. Wow, great piece. Sadly for you, it will only be worth 140M once you are gone..... isn't that how it works? :) I have seen Pollack's "Blue Poles" in the National Gallery of Australia, and although it's not my thing I admit it is somehow pretty powerful. and more than the sum of its parts. Thanks for the book recommendation.

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  8. Absolutely amazing piece! I think that the quilting is adding an interesting texture and the final look is just stunning!! Thanks for being part of this blog hop and for inspiring!!

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  9. This is a great piece, and I thoroughly enjoyed your post. Actually I think the process would be kind of fun (especially with wine involved). Thanks for sharing this!

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  10. I actually like the quilting on it. It adds depth in much the same way that Jackson added depth with layers. I didn't care for JP until I saw "Mona Lisa Smile" and saw the grand size of his works. Then I started to "get" it.

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  11. What fun!!! I totally enjoyed looking at the process of creating this project, and you always know how to make one want to try it. :)

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  12. I loved that book! I read it last fall. Great piece, and a great post.

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  13. I really like it, and the quilting. I'll be checking my library for the book.

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  14. I like this piece. As with Pollock, I think seeing it in real life rather than a photo would add to the experience. Hard to judge the quilting in the photo but I am sure adding texture to this piece would be a plus.

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  15. Love the piece and especially your story! I also like the earlier suggestion of quilting first. Actually, I like the idea of expanding the entire idea and size of the pieces. The work is great now but it might have the power of a Jackson Pollack if it becomes a serious series!

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  16. I recently read a science/math interpretation of Pollack's work. Wish I could site it, but I have no idea where to look. The gist was that Pollack didn't create random work by wildly splashing paint on canvas. He had innate sense of math and just as nature replicates the Fibonacci series, I believe Pollack's could be mapped as fractals. I could see your piece commercialized as fabric in a variety of color ways. Very eye catching.

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  17. Je trouve la démonstration magnifique et le tissu est bien Bravo

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  18. testing to see if the comment gets sent to my email

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  19. I don't think it looks worse at all, I think the quilting adds the right texture, and it looks like his work. You have a future as a forger

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  20. I think the quilting made it better than Pollack. You should charge $280 million! And I hope you get it!!!

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  21. I do not believe it looks worse with the quilting lines. They give it the fabric art edge it needed. 2 dimensions of Pollack weren't enough to justify it as a quilt. It needs the lines and is complemented by the lines. Your piece is unique in the world, very look-at-able, and that third dimension offers a depth that Pollack could never reach on canvas with paint alone. Your work is inspired by his, not a copy. If it looked like his it would be a bore as it's already been seen. Your piece has merit and is not just a knock-off. It's one of a kind, and has something to say.

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