I've just started my Senior year at the University of Washington and am kicking it off with a fabric embelishing class and introduction to glass. Towards the end of the summer I didn't know where to go with my art and was frustrated with my limitations with drawing and painting, actually discarding my pencil instead to write a little bit of fiction and poetry... For now I want to instead of drawing figures and elements that look like singular objects on a picture plane actually create objects that take power over their surroundings, or become part of whatever environment they're thrust into. Not that I won't return to drawing and digital media, but I'm excited to try a different way of approaching what I want to communicate or give people when they experience the art.
|There's a certain quality of light here, especially during fall that lines even the most dilapitated work spaces with gold. ALSO, love the structure of the naked clothing rack.|
I think my problem has been that I pick a nonexistant place I want to be (ex. success) and then make these lists of criteria that I think will get me there, which just immobilizes me in fear of moving or doing the wrong thing. When really I should just work as hard as possible without a specific idea of the future and see how far I get on my own terms and ready myself for opportunity. This direction seems really exciting to me.