• Satisfy Your Inner Abstract Expressionist

    by  • March 19, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    I will admit freely that I don’t really get the whole Abstract Expressionist school of painting. I find it chaotic, random, beautiful and mesmerizing all at once.

    And I’m one of those people who’s desire to express myself artistically falls far short of my ability to do so. Which is why I really love JacksonPollock.org.

    A unique homage to the famed artist, this flash-based website allows you to create your own Pollock-style images with nothing more than your mouse. It’s a lot cleaner than splashing and pouring paint on to a canvas on the floor!

    Portrait of the Artist as a Bunch of Squiggles

    Pollock died in 1956 at the age of 44. His work was highly influential, and there have been several major exhibitions of his work in the decades after his death.


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.