I’ve been pretty quiet recently, and that’s mainly because I’m graduating with the Class of 2015 at RISD tomorrow. Its pretty surreal, these last 4 years have been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Wouldn’t trade this for anything in the world.
A message to all the RISD kids/general stuff about college who follow me … Always remember the basics, study foundations and fundamentals. Learn the rules of art before you break them. Don’t disregard a class just because it isn’t part of your pool of interests. Trust me, you have a ton to learn, regardless of how you think the class seems to be useless. Take advantage of the diverse options, and don’t be afraid to take courses in other majors. You just might find something new about yourself there. Make sure to make personal projects for yourselves, takes breaks when you need it, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Professors are there to help you out, and friends are there to support you. Give each other respect that you deserve, reach out and help those who need it, and don’t look down on other people’s style, its not beneficial for anyone to have negative feelings towards each other. Also don’t worry about fucking up. Just learn from your mistakes and move on. Work hard. Believe me. Good things will come.
See through eyes unclouded by hate, and don’t forget to say good morning! Smell ya later RISD, it’s been real.