Everybody Loves A Pollock

Knitted replica of Jackson Pollock’s painting #3. To create the work I traced the original painting then cut the tracing into a grid and distributed pieces of the grid to fellow teachers interested in collaborating on the work. I then learned to knit myself and created a number of the grid pieces. When the grid pieces were completed, the group came back together, and, working as a quilting bee, we stitched together the separate pieces. The work is a critique of the make and take format for art education where students make duplicates of existing artworks teachers deem as significant with little attention given to concept development where students come up with their own original ideas with value.