I'm in my last semester at University, finishing up a B.A. in Art History.
When I first transfered here (with an AA) I was taking graphic design courses. While the teachers gave me quite a bit of praise, I feared the life of sitting behind a computer for hours on end, trying to enter an already over-saturated job market, vying for 36,000 a year.
So, I transfered over to art history, in favor of international conferences, distinguished academia, and being surrounded in a cultured environment.
Considering I graduate this year, I'm looking to explore my options for graduate school. My art history teacher has already told me, more or less, that I'm going to have a difficult time getting into grad school (because the college I'm attending isn't prestigious and she can't really say a lot of good things about my work -- kind of a hard blow considering how much undue praise she was giving me only months before). During that major switch, I went through a relapse (of depression) and really didn't put effort into anything, even now when I start to write, I think about those words she said and feel somewhat hopeless about my abilities; feel easily frustrated and insecure.
This being said, I'll get to the point: I didn't do my first paintings until I was about 19 (1st
) earning an AA. I slaved over details for hours and days on end, without questioning the philosophical or financial reasons 'why'. I was happy and focused, I didn't need feel any need to psychoanalyze. Yet, I question if (1) I have what it takes to get into grad school for fine arts and (2) if it would even be worth it to pursue. I figure having background in Art History can only help, but I'm just looking to take the next step.
If anyone wants to see more work, I'd be happy to oblige.