As a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome my research took an interesting turn. Since I spent most every day in my room for 6 weeks thinking about Lee Krasner and my relationship with her, it became clear that we were very much alike. Her family didn’t really encourage her to become an artist and, like mine, didn’t even think it was a vocation for a woman. Additionally, she was very focused on achieving her dreams and while she married a man who turned the art world upside down, he was after all a genius, she never lost touch with her own creative side. The arts were always in her blood and while life was extremely difficult for her, as it was for me at times, she made a significant contribution to the arts. Perhaps my own roll was not as significant but the parallels were amazing and I look forward to telling my/our story!