G: Yes, I can see that you were. And surprisingly, although I ditched the idea of pushing her to three dimensional works, I think by the last two sessions of our discussions she intuitively came up with one sculpture piece and it was really exciting. The piece was a continuation of her research and her paintings.
Without me even pushing her, she was just organically following her intuition, so we got to where I was wanting her to go! I’m really excited to see what she is going to do next semester.
Having a mentor is a luxury that most artists, even if you are an established one, will appreciate it to have a win-win situation. As a mentor, I also learn a lot in this process.