Ok that’s a headline and a half.
What the hell do I, Aldo Buzzi have to do with Jackson Pollack a famous Abstract Expressionist? Well, I must say not that much except I love his work and his art studio farm house on the east end of Long Island. His home happens to be about a 45 minute drive from my home. One more thing that many of you might not know, No, I am not the illegitimate son, grandson or great grandson of a fling Jackson might have had. No, I am not a long lost relative from a distant cousin from his fathers mothers side (although that might have made a interesting story). There is something on the album, Aldo Buzzi, Test Drive “RAW” that came from Jackson Pollack.
On one of my road trips to the Jackson Pollack/Lee Krasner house many years ago before the tourist barrage took the place over and now you have a hard time getting in or getting a tour of the place. My wife and I was enjoying a Saturday out and was in his back barn studio where he did most of his work. Years ago when they were renovating the studio barn there was these game board masonite tiles that covered the wood floor. During the renovation they had removed these tiles and lo and behold the wood floor exposed an unlikely master piece of Pollack that was undiscovered before. The splatter of his paintings covered the floor, and as in his paintings the floor came to life with color and motion. Taken back by the floor, I took some pictures of different area’s of the floor, that to me was like getting my own Jackson Pollack at a reasonable price, Free!!!. When I was working on the art design for the back cover of my album, I took one of those pictures and made it the back cover, background art of the album. It fit perfectly and added a nice touch to the album art.
Below is the picture and the back cover it was made into.
Enjoy the album Test Drive “RAW” on Spotify