I never thought Jackson Pollock would be a household name. The Jackson Pollock we refer to around here multiple times a day is H's beloved rocking horse. She named him that when she was 2, after learning about Jackson Pollock at school. (I know, how cool is that? I was at LEAST in high school before I learned about Jackson Pollock in school) One night we were reading Olivia, and we got to the page where Olivia sees the painting she just doesn't get (which I always rephrase when reading, as I don't want to encourage not understanding art that isn't figurative) H says "I know who did that painting! Jackson Pollock!" I nearly fell down. This led to H asking for Jackson Pollock stories at bedtime, and saying things like "Lets go up to your studio and do Jackson Pollock" So, not just a household name, but a verb as well. Jackson Pollock (the horse) is always adorned, often seasonally. Right now he has silver glittery snowflakes on his ears.
From June 15, 2007
Something I never thought I’d hear, especially from a 3 yr old:
Do you want to see Jackson Pollocks wedding gown?
H's rocking horse is named Jackson Pollock. Evidently, he’s busy getting married. Its also his first birthday, and all his farm friends came. Including a rhino and a platypus.
A baby doll made the gown. I’m not sure what they’re serving at the reception.
*****Years later, I haven't tired of the Jackson Pollock phrases.
One of my favorites: "Jackson Pollock! You are SO unfancy today!"
This year for Christmas S will be getting her own rocking horse, like Jackson Pollock but hers is a paint. Which is kind of ironic, now that I think about it. Brown and white. I wonder what his name will be.