Thursday, March 30, 2017

There's more than one way to paint a rock.

Following up on the account of my recent attempts to paint rocks and capture their gritty essence ( see last Sunday's post ) it was suggested to me by a reader, that rather than covering their surface details and textures with scratchy layers of random words, I try Pollocking them. 

The idea being that the appealing quality, specifically the randomness of Pollock's work, has been linked, by some art critics and scientists, to a subconscious association we all have with fractals and the repeating infinite patterns contained within everything. Rocks, of course, with their attractive patinas and granular surfaces are very 'fractal-like'. So why not try to paint them in a way that applies a similar Pollock approach. 

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