How did VCFA change your approach to thinking about your studio practice and your community at home?
VCFA completely changed my thinking and approach to my studio practice because of our requirement to include research into our practice. Before my time at VCFA, I hadn’t done extensive research on topics, but after this program I have learned how important it is to have backup knowledge about a subject or idea one is making visual artwork about. I will continue to use this understanding after my time here at VCFA to continue doing research alongside my studio work.
My community at home continued to expand throughout my time at VCFA. It continues to get bigger as I’ve explored different mediums, and has become a safe space to share my ideas and work. I am grateful to VCFA for pushing my thoughts, my mediums, and for the chance to open my ideas up to what it means to be a visual artist.