I am attracted to Lee Krasner’s work. I think it is her struggle, and how she is in Pollock’s shadow. True, any drip painting by Pollock shines, but behind that light I see the Krasner shadow. Her statements about art are ok too. I have an earlier sketch of her from a self portrait, this one is from a photo in the Hobbs book.
More art talk & images follow.
Painting, for me, when it really happens is as miraculous as any other natural phenomenon as, say, a lettuce leaf….One could go on forever as to whether the paint should be thick or thin, whether to paint the woman or the square, hard-edge or soft, but after a while such questions become a bore….The painting I have in mind…transcends technique, transcends subject and moves into the realm of the inevitable, then you have the lettuce leaf.
This is quite a testament, not unlike Pollock’s “I am nature.”
She suggests that there is a nature within, that if we can get out of the way something wonderful will flow. What has to get out of the way of what? Fear out of the way of love?
I like to return to Psychodrama language. With the right warm-up there will be spontaneity.
My looking and reading is all part of the warm-up. It goes into the mix, and something will emerge when that mix is right. It is a bit stiff & tired right now. So here I am with talk!
Some Krasner images from my Hobbs book.