Sonali did critique some of my older Violent work from my senior thesis show. She felt that it was very good and strong work, but mentioned said that it may be played out and over. Now, I don't feel the exact same about that my work being completely done, I would like to eventually pick it back up, because I feel that it still can go further, but for now I'll start something new.
My most motivational and creative moment came last night, when I was figuring out what I wanted to write my artists statement on. I was pondering and looking at all of my art books trying to figure out what I really wanted to do and would have a strong passion for. I Picked up my Angels and Demons in Art book and realized that I had wanted to do this since the summer as a new project to start up. I was skeptic about it at first, just because it would be a lot of work, but then was like, ya know what...I want to do this and I really have a passion for this topic. So in that moment, I realized what I want to do as a student here at VCU.
I want to just get some work shot. I have my topic and now i need to study Joseph Cambell and figure out how he views mythology in religion and apply it to my work. I feel that this can be a very powerful portfolio of work.
I achieved critiques of Lauren, Stephanie, and Nia's work. And figured out their photographic/film backgrounds.
My artistic failure is...i'm not sure. Probably all of my other ideas I had going on in my head until I settled on my mythology of religion in the modern times topic. I guess...
My most profound thought this week had to still have been realizing what I really want to do while I am here at VCU. And, I know that this may sound like a cop-out, but honestly, I was really struggling about what topic i wanted to pursue while I was here. I had so many ideas going through my head but i really feel that this will be a challenge for me and I know that i can succeed at this too. I just know I can.
No visiting artist. Sorry.