Pollock did many extraordinary things with this hands-off process, or rather he did a few things in an extraordinary number of ways. He thinned and thickened textures, controlled velocity, hinted at images or stayed abstract. No two paintings from this time are the same, and they are different in interesting ways, which is one thing you learn from seeing several together.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society, New York
Choked with matter, but on a smaller scale: An untitled 1943 gouache on paper, from "No Limits, Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Paintings on Paper," at the Guggenheim Museum.