White cotton backed with pelmet Vilene. Thick and thin yarns sprinkled over, Aquasol pinned over the top to control them while free machining with black Rayon 30.
“Why Jackson Pollock gave up painting. With their sooty pools and block structures, the ‘black pour’ paintings of Pollock’s late period mark his rejection of sex and the erotic aspects of his drip techniques. A new exhibition shows how the artist formerly known as ‘Jack the Dripper’ reached the end of the line.”
Jackson Pollock, Number 34 1949. Courtesy of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2015/Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute/Art Resource, NY/Scala, Florence
Sample designA mess of threads was the only way to go. I picked thick and thin yarns in the five main colours of the painting: red, yellow, pale blue, white and (mostly) black. They were just placed randomly and then stitched all over through Aquasol (so I couldn’t see what was happening), but the effect is almost embarrassingly similar to the painting!