Artist and New Jersey student Adam Hillman has a put together an amazing series of photos in which brightly hued candy and other objects are arranged in order of color, creating amazingly visually pleasing geometric shapes. In a 2015 interview with The Tufts Daily, Hillman talked about his artistic influences.
when I was thirteen, I went to the Met and I saw a piece by Jackson Pollock, this huge painting. And it sparked something inside my brain …I had a great teacher, probably because she didn’t teach me that much, not technically. In the way to think about art, she taught me to try new things and to not be too terrified about them being technically perfect …At first, Picasso and Pollock, as I said, were major inspirations … There’s this abstract expressionist … working in the ’50s, named Franz Kline who made these huge black and white abstractions and that’s what really inspired me to start working in black and white … Even though his work wasn’t detailed like mine, the way he divided up the space was really inspiring.