POTD: The Process #1

POTD: The Process #1The Process #1 Bozeman, Montana 2013

I was reading recently about the paintings of Jackson Pollock (a.k.a. Jack the Dripper). The conventional wisdom seems to be that, as with other abstract expressionists and perhaps more so, his art lay as much in the dance of making a painting as it did in the final painting itself. To him, a painting served as a record of the process of it’s own coming into being more than it did a product unto itself. In that spirit, the name for today’s photo comes from the fact that it’s a photo of a piece of cardboard I have fastened to the wall of our garage and to which I tack photos in order to spray them with a protective coating before surface mounting them. However, rather than finding it interesting because it is a record of part of my artistic process (at least to the extent that printing, mounting and framing is part of the artistic process), I like it because the  the various degrees of shading of the rectangles formed by the over spray of the protective coating impart a three-dimensional depth to the flat cardboard.]]>

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