If Jackson Pollock Dripped using Flower Petals

The great abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock created his paintings largely by throwing paint and ink to drip against the canvas. But suppose he had used flower petals rather than ink?

If Jackson Pollack Dripped Using Flower Petals © Harold Davis

Looking at Pollock’s art, I find a great deal of structure beneath the apparent abstraction, chaos, and anarchy. As I made my flower-petal Pollock I tried to imbue the piece with a comparable underlying structure, admittedly not always apparent amid the flower petals I “dripped” at random onto my light box!

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