The common notion that anyone can be a Jackson Pollack is a cartoon cliche. “In abstraction the point is to paint from your soul and not have some preconceived idea and to just react, which is extremely difficult, It’s one of the things people don’t realize about abstraction. People think, ‘Oh, I can pour paint on a canvas and let it dribble.’ But when you actually go to do that, there is an innate human instinct to go, ‘No, I need to draw a tree.’ It’s human nature to try and replicate what you know. But abstraction is to express the unknown, and so the hardest part at the beginning is to just let yourself go.”
Very proud of this interview for The Norwalk Hour on my thoughts on abstraction. Hope you enjoy too!