We had gorgeous weather on Saturday, so off to Spring Grove I went with my little camera.
Bright red maple buds looked brilliant against the blue sky. The overlapping layers of lines and spots reminded me of the action paintings of Jackson Pollock.
Galaxy by Jackson Pollock
These beautiful overlapping lines were formed by dead vines clinging to the bark of a very old tree. I loved the warm, monochromatic coloring.
No.1 by Jackson Pollock
Such order in the disorder of nature...
Such glorious disorder in the order.
The Blue Poles by Jackson Pollock
Was Pollock inspired by nature? Nothing I've read about him ever mentioned that his work referenced the natural world in any way. It is supposedly the quintessential "nonobjective" art. But I wonder if it's even possible to disregard the "real world" when making a painting; isn't the content of our minds based on experience? In that sense, then, there really isn't any "nonobjective" art.