Convergence, 2012

Convergence is a 1952 action painting by Jackson Pollock.

Pollock had this to say about his process of image making: “I prefer sticks, trowels, knives and dripping fluid paint or a heavy impasto with sand, broken glass and other foreign matter added. When i am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing…I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, and so forth, because the painting has a life of it’s own.”

Harold Rosenberg had this to say about the action painters: “The painter no longer approached his easel with an image in mind, he went up to it with material in his hand to do something to that other piece of material in front of him. The image would be a result of this encounter.”

There’s an interesting take on the piece at Word Object.

And another completely different one courtesy of Kathryne Lewis.

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Without putting a time limit on it (because I know I won’t stick to it), I’m going to do a few posts (and photographs), with titles taken from Jean-Luc Daval’s History of Abstract Painting (Art Data, 1989).

As usual, thanks to John Pindar and Deanne who set this whole titling thing in motion. And to my collaborator Richard over at CK Ponderings with whom I have completed eight collaborations. The latest can be seen on Richard’s blog. And there’s another on the way…