So it would seem that it's official now...I can hardly believe it's true...but I have graduated (with honours!) from Kendall College of Art and Design and earned my BFA in Illustration. Did those five years really just happen? I can't decide whether the time has passed by like a speeding car, crept by like a sneaky cat or meandered like a slug...I can't believe how time has flown and yet, all at once, freshman year does feel like ages ago. I feel that I stayed very much the same the whole time, while also drastically evolving. I have changed--but not into someone else--I have changed more into myself. I have become more of the person I always was. Even so, I know still have plenty more uncharted places left within myself to discover. The self is a circle, after all: it is whole yet infinite. That wholeness which is both complete yet boundless--that is what I strive for.
My feelings of leaving Kendall, of course, are bittersweet--but more sweet than bitter. The future is uncertain and frightening, but I am relentlessly determined to embrace this new chapter of my journey. I am ready to fight the fight and struggle the struggle. I am ready to do whatever it takes to make my dream manifest as I have always imagined; to make that which is above like that which is below. I am still a student of the universe--a student of the earth and sky. The learning never ends.
Here are some photos of my Senior Show and graduation. I am a bit nostalgic already...but also glad to be moving on to greater horizons. I have tons of new ideas I plan on capturing with images and words, and I'm extremely excited for the way my work is evolving and maturing along with me. As corny as this sounds, I've just got to say it: This is still only the beginning! ;)