Elemental Painting (ca. 1953)

Although not conceived of as a series by the artist, this body of work, many of which are no longer extant, is sometimes referred to as the elemental paintings. These works are often contained in wood frames and made with unconventional art materials including dirt, grass, gold, lead, clay, mold, and tissue paper.

Untitled (Gold Painting), 1953
Untitled (Gold Painting)
Untitled [small White Lead Painting], ca. 1953
Untitled [small White Lead Painting]
Pink Clay Painting (To Pete), 1952
Pink Clay Painting (To Pete)