salvation in the secular age.

          okay, so maybe gabriel looks just a bit ridiculous. bright red beanie, bright red flannel, baggy white singlet with dripping red cherries meticulously painted on. but afterall, this was the concert of a lifetime, the kid had to look good. and who the hell needed grocery money for month when you can buy meet and greet passes just to bask for ten minutes in the glory that was the cherry poppers?

          with shaking hands, he approaches the table where the fucking perfect assholes who ruined his life band is sitting. and with a worried little smile, he slides a cd, unopened vinyl, sweater, and limited edition skateboard deck towards nico langdon, the bassist and cutest most talented member that gabriel totally didn’t run a blog about uh, h-hi there, i-i’m gabriel. and uh, i-i’m sort of like, in love with you. —- oh, um i-i mean, your band !!! in love with your band!!! 

Happy birthday to Jackson Pollock (1912–1956)! Famous for his drip paintings, Pollock was a highly influential artist in the emotion-packed movement of abstract expressionism. How does “No. 22” make you feel?

No. 22,” 1950, by Jackson Pollock © Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (RS), New York


In honor of Jackson Pollock’s birthday, see how MoMA conservators restored some of his iconic drip paintings. 


The birth of chaos  ( 2012 ), oil on canvas,  acrylic | artwork by Michel Zablodskiy 

Artist’s Statement: 

Work symbolize the chaotic powers of the nature.  Only chaos of smears and color. The name of such technique is drip painting.

Drip painting is a form of abstract art in which paint is dripped or poured onto the canvas. With this technique, artist is able to achieve a more immediate means of creating art, the paint  literally flowing from his chosen tool onto the canvas. The author of  this technique - Jackson Pollock