I completed all the portfolios for my studio courses today. Waiting for a great number of prints to dry and then I will document them properly and update my online portfolio.
I had a very good school year at the University of Alberta. It was my 3rd year BFA and my first as a U of A student. I am surrounded by artists whom I dreamt of benefitting an excellent education from. My colleagues are brilliant students and even though a little intimidating and sometimes challenging, they are warm and happy people. I have learned a great deal about Canadian Art, themes in contemporary art and its practices in my Art History and Intermedia courses. I have taken up a fourth language to learn und es ist sehr interessant! And of course, I’m at the U of A to further my knowledge in printmaking and I am living the dream.
My senior year will be even more exciting. I will be taking three full year print studio courses: Word and Image: Intermediate Projects in Printmaking for Artists and Designers, Advanced Studies I, and Advanced Studies III (Special Projects: Drawing for Printmaking). That means the print studio will basically become an extension of my house for the next school year. I will also be taking an Art History intro course to Performance Art and continue with my German language and culture intermediate studies. Here’s hoping everything will go well.
Have a jovial summer, everyone!
You’ve got to care about prints. You’ve got to care about woodcuts, lithographs and etchings. You can’t care about whether they sell or whether anyone feels the way you do about your images. I love printmaking so much I try not to care about anything beyond my ego. I keep going because, like the woman who swallowed the knives and nails, I can’t stop. I’ve put my life into it.
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