i found out about snc from a friend a few months after i honorably left the military and moved to south lake tahoe, and decided to apply. initially i pursued a degree for digital arts and entrepreneurship, but decided that wasn’t for me. then i decided on a bfa degree in digital arts. taking all three levels of the 3d practice course convinced me to change my concentration again. i’m focusing on 3d practices/sculpture, with a minor in digital arts.
the art faculty at snc have had a major impact on me. they have ways of figuring out our hidden creative skills and guiding us there.
i love to create, and to solve the problems that come along with the process of a project. my solution to many problems i encounter is to sketch out what i want to make and create a paper model. model making greatly helps save the real material.
in one of my 3d practice courses i created a memorial flag from steel. my plan is to polish the steel flag to a mirror finish and create a box for it to rest in. never having worked with metal and welding before, it frustrated me at first. i tend to be a perfectionist with anything i do. with every new material, i put extra time and effort into what i need to learn.
being in the holman art building is one of the things that gets me out of bed in the morning. this semester all my classes are there. i enjoy attending my classes, the challenges, and the little art community we have going on. without that community of students and faculty i wouldn’t be where i am now in my art pursuits. in the future, i hope to be creating work in my own workshop.