Jackson Pollock(1912-1956) was an American Artist with one of the most unique artist because of the way he painted. He really didn’t paint objects, he painted…well, take a look. This is Autumn Rhythm
So, here’s an example of what Elizabeth Gilbert was saying. He redefined a whole art movement with his ideas of paints, “dripping” and “pouring” techniques. And in the end, he was a heavy drinker, struggled with depression, and ultimately died in a car crash, under the influence of alcohol.
So? Brilliant guy, painter extroidinaire, and major personality and addiction struggles. People expected a lot out of him and he changed his style as time went on, from dripping to darker panes…anyway, all in all, he spent time exploring his craft.
I admire that. Trying new things, even when the world says “You’re all good. You’re the best.” We can always try new things.