Friday, August 19, 2011

Love it / Live [in] it: Pollock Off the Wall

Lately I've been incredibly influenced by one of the first American Abstract Expressionists, Jackson Pollock. I've been referencing him a lot in my own paintings, using metallic gold paint to finish off my pieces with an added bit of energy and spontaneity. And if you're not afraid to get a bit messy it is such a freeing way to paint. I have a print of this particular piece in my house and I just never get tired of it for some reason...

art by Jackson Pollock via MoMA, interior via Anthology Mag

And now I'm inspired to starting splattering off the canvas and onto the furniture. What a fun way to bring some artistic character into a room! I especially love the way the chest is color blocked in black and white first, giving the effect of the black side splashing into the white. Absolutely stunning. I'm going to have to make a trip to the thrift store to find a piece to paint like this ASAP. Happy Friday my friends, hope you have a chance to get a bit messy this weekend...Enjoy!

p.s. make sure to check out today's installment of 'Artful Interiors' over on Design For Mankind!


  1. Laura-
    Have you seen Pollock's studio photos? I covered them here ( and it will link you to a wonderful article on Pollock just out.

  2. Pollock is one of my absolutely favorites! I find constant inspiration in his works and this is a great idea for a project. Happy weekend!

  3. Thanks Ann, I will check it out!

  4. I love that cabinet! Such a cool idea!