During the multidisciplinary study at the Royal College of Art, I have tried various study options and got introduced of different learning and research methods, which challenged my perceptions and enabled me to think deeper in my art practice and myself.
They asked me to cover it.
And I did it.
In the past weeks, every morning I go for boxing before coming to school, by throwing punches and sweating, I try to vent my pressure, anxiety, anger, and all the negative feelings, to restrain my emotion and keep calm at school.
At the end of the last project, I asked myself “Am I ready to accept more challenges, to explore more and be more critical?”
When I look back, the answer is yes, I did.
After showing Julian, our project tutor, drawings that Purvi and I made together, videos Purvi shot me drawing, stop motions I made for my drawings, and artworks from the last drawing workshop, he suggested to us: “Why not paint on a big size paper together, from the center to spread your ideas, and animated the process? ”
It’s my first time to join a time-based drawing workshop run by our tutor Gary, which totally changed my mind about drawing class.
Working on the first project Manifesto for Change has been like a Newbie’s first time trying out white water rafting.
Before the journey, I fantasized about the beautiful scenes and how interesting it would be. Should I bring some drinks? Perhaps I could lie down and gently reach the end.
But the fact is that, IT WAS A CRAZY RAPIDS FULL OF ROCKS. I needed to keep paddling every second.