> Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 08:40:54 -0600 > To: artsednet.edu > From: RJD <drewyor> > Subject: Jackson Pollock interpretation . . . > > Hello, > Ironically, I just discussed this topic with my review committee. > Jackson Pollock's work is about loss of control. This interpretation > is what all my professors accept. However I took it one step > further (because it relates to my work). Yes the work is about loss of > control. But he used loss of control as a means to gain control over his > environment. How do I make that connection? Consider a child throwing > a temper tantrum. Loss of control to control his situation and everybody > within listening distance of the wrath of the tantrum. This is why I > believe that alcoholics get intoxicated. Loss of control through the > bottle to control everybody. Have you ever tried to control a drunk? > Then you know. Same holds true for the child. > Don't forget Pollock was an alcoholic too. > > Richard > (my opinion)
My original message got bounced so here it is again.