Thursday, October 12, 2006

hunting and gathering





















8" x 6.5" mixed media on archival black paper

Ever wished you could be like Jackson Pollock without the cans of house paint, giant, room-filling canvas and alcoholism? If so, go here. Don't forget to move that cursor.

22 Comments:

Blogger andy said...

Love it!

12/10/06 11:00 AM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

That was fun. I can't wait till I take my students to their next computer lab and direct them to that site.

12/10/06 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Jordan said...

If you left click on the mouse the paint colour changes!

Jordan

12/10/06 12:27 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

How fun!

Love your mixed media work - is it new?

12/10/06 1:03 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Everytime I see one of your works on black paper I want to get mine out and start to play.
It is wonderful!

12/10/06 3:34 PM  
Blogger susan said...

i like this one very much andrea! wheee is it new?

12/10/06 7:05 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Your work is BREATHTAKING. I loooooove it.

K

12/10/06 9:24 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Love the metallic on black stuff you are doing. It's so dramatic and textural.

12/10/06 9:29 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Hunting and Gathering is gorgeous, Andrea.

So there I was after clicking on the interactive link (before, of course, going to the Pollock link).

And waiting. And waiting. And waiting. A blank screen. Duh. But, being one to so closely follow direction, I moved the mouse (by accident, actually).

And began to paint. Or scribble. Or whatever that is. Round and round, click and it changes color.

After 3 minutes, I WAS Pollock. Wasn't I?

So, OK...what are your thoughts. How much is his stuff really art? Cmon. Cmon.

12/10/06 9:29 PM  
Anonymous swampgrrl said...

beautiful hunting/gathering. ! i love it...
and what fun to wake up and do some
splatter painting before being a grown up
going to work.
thanks, a.

13/10/06 6:14 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAA! Fun!!!!! I really like that link! :)))))

13/10/06 10:39 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

I'm slow to respond -- sorry. Rotten week.

Andy, Toni, Susan, Kiki, Tara: Thanks.

Brian: How'd it go?

Jordan: I discovered that by mistake, while contemplating my great artwork. :)

WW: You are now an artist! As for "is it art" -- well, maybe not. But Pollock's work is definitely art, partly because he did it first. Did you know that Pollock is one of the only artists whose work is impossible to forge?

Barbara: I've been doing these on and off for about a year. I'm expecting a great, new white gel pen in the mail soon!

Swampgrrrl: Thanks for the ultimate compliment! :)

Merlinprincesse: Addictive, isn't it?

13/10/06 11:07 AM  
Blogger Caty said...

great! and amaaaaaazing!

13/10/06 12:27 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Very beautiful! I like the warmth of the gold contrasting with the coolness of the silver particularly.

13/10/06 12:31 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Your work always looks so much larger--I'm surprised when I see the dimensions written beside it. Is this a painting that might also be done large? The design of the painting is so exciting--the eye moves around, following the lines and shapes, finding exciting details to explore along the way. It's a beautiful representation of the harvest as well as hunting/gathering.

13/10/06 2:07 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Wow! I just perused some of your art, and I'm very impressed! Beautiful!

Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)

Hey - do you know about a magazine called Cahoots? I think it's at www.cahootsmagazine.com. It's a beautiful new magazine produced by a couple of talented women in Saskatchewan. (I had an article in the last edition.) Anyway, the reason I mentioned it is they always feature art on their front cover, and yours would be PERFECT! You should get in touch with them. In fact, I may just go there and send them a link to your site.

13/10/06 9:16 PM  
Blogger Bibi said...

This was fun! Did you see the movie about Pollock w. Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden. Was good. And I love your black paper work.

13/10/06 11:06 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Love this artpiece! Has the eerie of the season about it. Tried visiting a few times but kept being interrupted ... off to Pollock ... :)

13/10/06 11:07 PM  
Blogger Collaging-Kristen said...

wow! I love that drawing....makes me want to go out and get black drawing paper! :)) Very luxurious feel to it.

Thank you so much for you nice comments on my blog and Flickr! They always mean a lot.

:))

14/10/06 4:46 AM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

I have been pollocking around for about half an hour now...thanks..you have created a monster..THAT IS SO MUCH FUN!
..and I don't have to clean up after!
Love that piece!

14/10/06 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Beki said...

I love this picture - for some reason it reminds me of my childhood, I think because I used to love those scratch & foil picturs you could buy to do.

16/10/06 12:44 PM  
Blogger Aaron Paquette said...

Worst link I've ever seen. So much time....gone!

;

17/10/06 11:33 AM  

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