Ever wanted to be Jackson Pollock, indulge in “Action Painting”, be the darling of the smart set and express your existential angst by throwing paint at the canvas?
JacksonPollock.org is a web site by Miltos Manetas that lets you do just that, at least virtually. It’s a Flash-based interactive in which you can spatter, drip and blob colors onto your virtual canvas to your heart’s content, whiling away those tedious hours that could be spent doing something ridiculous, like working.
Like Mr. PicassoHead, JacksonPollock.org is essentially a fun diversion based loosely on the characteristics of the work of a famous painter.
It opens with a blank screen, with no indication of what to expect until you happen to move your mouse, and then… color happens! Based on the Flash interactive, “Splatter” by Michal Migurski of Stamen Design, the interactive responds to movements of your mouse (or stylus – Wheeee!) with lines, blobs and swaths of color. Drag, click and create! Click to change colors. Click and hold to get bigger blobs. No art training necessary!
And you don’t even get paint on your pants.
Suggested by Lisa Harris.