Jax Black is an example of abstract expressionism inspired by the 20th century artist, Jackson Pollock. Using the drip technique is challenging and messy, but I had fun creating it. The dark background emits an aura of despair and loneliness. The only thing that can overcome darkness is light. All of the colors trailing the wooden surface represent pathways and byways of life and energy. They stand out in brilliant contrast to the darkness.
In 1939, Pollock began visiting a Jungian analyst to treat his alcoholism, and his analyst encouraged him to create drawings. These would later feed his paintings, and they shaped Pollock’s understanding of his pictures not only as outpourings of his own mind, but expressions that might stand for the terror of all modern humanity living in the shadow of nuclear war.
Since I do not struggle with addictions, nor do I fear nuclear war, I need another source to feed my creative spirit. I find that in Christ and the Scriptures. Jax Black is my interpretation of a dark setting with light overwhelming it.
26″ x 18″ acrylic on oakwood
poured on a wooden frame
with 2″ deep wooden box-frame
Darkly the path transcends ethereal realities for a new future.
After Jackson Pollock. Abstract Expressionism (1946 – 1956). For what it’s worth, I was born in 1951, exactly in the middle of that movement. I admit it is difficult to get into the mind of Pollock, but I admire the energy and passion of this great artist. He painted in an old barn near East Hampton, on Long Island, New York. It is interesting that being in nature brought out such divergent artwork compared to Vincent van Gogh.
… A major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Wikipedia
Jackson Pollock was a primary influence in the abstract expressionist era. His style was revolutionary as he would splash, throw, and drip paint unto a canvas. He had fame and fortune during his short life, but sadly alcoholism killed him in a car crash. He was married to Lee Krasner, another artist of the era and the steward of his legacy.
Purchase as a pair with “Jax White,” and get the diptych for $650. Call me at 407.267.6977 for this $50 savings.