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Jackson Pollock interpretation . . .

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RJD (drewyor)
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 10:47:45 -0600

> Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 08:40:54 -0600
> To:
> 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.

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