Saturday, February 16, 2008
Free Glazers, Wandering Poets, and Crazed Dripsters
Christa, Mary Helen and I had a long talk about pop art and abstract expressionism at Chef Michael Richard's Citronelle. There was some disparaging remarks about Jackson Pollock's drip paintings. We all ordered the Sablefish marinated 72 hours in sake and served with miso sauce - and here is the gimmick - when it came time to drip on the miso sauce it was easier imagined than done. All of the sudden the organic fluidity of the action painter became vividly illustrated by the task at hand. Some comment about "dripsters" and a whole new reality sprang to life. The illustration is from Freer/Sackler Southeast Asia exhibit.