Subject: Going Canvassing
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Thurs Jan 28, 1999 at 7:49AM

Abstract art expressed a certain feeling

Even though it left just a few reeling ...
For "drip-style" paintings get blank stares
As we try and fathom just who would dare

Try and sell ... something we all can make
Just by spreading paper under walls we cake
With paint splatter here, there and everywhere
Then framing it with a gilt edge, thus to share

Perhaps, the really amazing feat of it all ...
Is how Pollock (and others) ran with this ball
Achieving fame and recognition for eternity
When others slave on without any return fee

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
7:27am Thurs. Jan. 28th, 1999

In Memory of Jackson Pollack -
Born on this day in 1912 ...