Jackson Pollock, Eames Lounge Chairs, The University of Iowa, and Writing a Book: An Interview

Sam Mahlstadt —  December 30, 2011 — Leave a comment

Jon Fulk recently interviewed me about my book. He asked me what inspired me to write the book…

This is a key concept in the book, and that moment largely shaped my thoughts about creating in response to beauty. I don’t go into this in the book, but the art piece I looked at was a huge Jackson Pollock painting, Mural, at the University of Iowa Museum of Art,and I was sitting in an Eames lounge chair. I’ve been captivated by both Pollock and the Eames lounge chair ever since. It may seem ridiculous, but…

You can read the full interview here.