• My art
  • My father
  • My physical scars
  • Daughter
  • Truth
  • Worth
  • Mirrors
  • Media Images
  • Other People
  • Self-confidence
  • It’s good enough
  • I am . . . , I am not
  • Reaction vs response
  • Letting previous experience determine the value
  • Being attached to specific outcomes
  • Recluse–Ph.D. student
  • Utilitarian–early childhood education
  • Playful–kindergarten art specialist
  • “Survival of the fittest”/Superiority
  • Objective truth/scientific evidence
  • Princess
  • Categorizations
  • Societal Views of Normalcy
  • Comparisons
  • Family: This is the main reason I exist in the world.
  • Gender: This is the way I know myself.
  • Working: When I am working, I know I exist
  • How society defines identities “Oh, you’re an art teacher” (artist, educator, woman)
  • The negotiation with these cultural identities/constructions

Š      Family

  • School (as teacher & student)
  • *Self*the most prominent one (ex. Eating pretzels (in your head)
  • Seclusion or inactivity, hiding
  • Advertisements
  • Tradition (does it misinform self or create a limited or stifled self?)
  • Educational system
  • My eyes are unreliable tools to witness my life
  • My physical form is not who I am
  • The person reflected by others is not me
  • I know I don’t know

I understand I don’t understand

I believe I don’t believe

I am old


The chart contains EEI collaborators’ three words/phrases/things that "misinform how I know myself." Consider this as the emerging content of our collaboration.


A ED 570; Artistic Creations & Theories of Knowing, Spring 2004