On another ART RELATED thread: My classes for my euro-trip started today. It's like art boot camp, but it's really interesting and it is getting me super excited about the trip.
One of the classes I am doing is an independent study where we make up our own research project to do. We have to do research before we leave, then spend time looking for the thing we researched while we are in europe, then when we get home we make a portfolio or write a paper or compile it all somehow. I think I might do how religion influences religious architecture in different countries.
For another class we have to make a bucket list (already have one) for our trip and then research 30 specific pieces of art and write a one page paper about them, when we find them we do a little response and make it all into a journal. We also have to fine 15 pieces there that MOVE us and those we research when we get home. All of this goes into our journal too. I am super excited, but I think it might be a lot of work so I will probably be in the l.i.b. all day tomorrow.
I know I am not as artistically inclined as a lot of my friends, and that I really don't now much about art from a statistical point of view, but I do know that art can MOVE people, and create though and change. The world needs more leaders and less followers.
I don't know, I guess there is balance in blazing a trail and being difficult, but it's the trial and error that shape us and make us.