Jackson Always Treated Me Like An Artist
This piece springs from an interest in identity and agency. Specifically, how we see ourselves in the world and how we make meaning in our lives. Are we victims of circumstance or creators of our own reality? Probably both. In this piece, Lee Krasner seems to accept her importance as an artist as secondary to that of her husband, Jackson Pollack. On one hand she is giving him credit for accepting her as an artist at all, and on the other, she suggests that "his ego was so big" he didn't see her at all. Jackson Always Treated me Like An Artist is about how accepted expectations in the culture, when unchallenged, hold us back.