When presented with abstract art, those who dispute its value often say, “I could do that!” Jackson Pollock, one of the more famous abstract artists, used a technique of splashing paint on a canvas in a way that looks random. But his work is not as simple as it may seem. His non-traditional style conveyed energy and emotion rather than literal reality.
When Alison Minami left for college, she practically dug herself out of her parents’ house. They had so much stuff it was almost impossible to walk through the home. Her parents were hoarders. Every surface was covered with junk. There was a car in the driveway that didn’t run. Shelves were full of garbage. Her parents refused to throw anything away. Yet they accumulated more and more.