Eighteen year old enthusiast of art, books from the 60s, big cities, and candles. PrattMWP fall 2013.
“For the faithful, the patient, the hermetically pure, all the important things in this world—not life and death, perhaps, which are merely words, but the important things—work out rather beautifully.”Seymour—An Introduction, J.D. Salinger
I made a website for my art!!!!
Like a serious one!!!
“The worst that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly.”JD Salinger, De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period (via partyanimalliberationfront)
In a word, money.
But actually I think it’s a really great program and was always one of my top choices. The Pratt Institute has always been #2, with NYU obviously as #1. Going to the upstate campus of your #2 choice school considering you’re coming from out of state and from a not-ideal financial situation (putting that a lil’ mildly)….it’s not a bad deal. Plus, the transition period from a teensy southern Indiana town in a bigger, but not capital-B Big by any means, town in upstate New York is probably (admittedly) good for me. Plus, the first two years of “foundation” will really give me a chance to focus on my art and me and then the second two years in Brooklyn will be experiencing OTHER people’s art and OTHER people, even more so, if that makes sense. Especially since I’m planning on entering the art history field with a goal of curating galleries (museums?) one day, using my strong visual arts background as a real launching point…the me now vs. others later + going to a world-renowned art school over a more academically stringent school (not saying “academically stringent” schools aren’t visual arts-stringent or “art schools” like Pratt aren’t academic minded in any way — all the schools I’ve mentioned are amazing and I’m so lucky to have been admitted)…it all really makes sense for me, at this point, anyway.
I’m super excited about Pratt MWP and, though I won’t truly know until I’ve experienced it, I think I made the right decision for me.