This is all very personal for me.
I’m interested in the intersection of art, philosophy, and religion.
It’s not a hobby, and it’s not my vocation (yet). These are things I think about ALL the time, and want to put them out there.
After a round about college experience, toying with all manner of disciplines from political science, to philosophy, to pre-med, I landed on a major in art history. I loved it, but by graduation felt it was necessary to have a more hands on career than art history allowed. So I went on to spend another four years working on my master of architecture degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design. By the final thesis year, I had fully embraced the theoretical side of the field, abandoning any semblance of reality to work on a Utopian thesis, based totally in the realm of fiction where I was free to explore ideas for their own sake, without the confines of constructability, codes, and budgets.
By the end of the thesis year, I had developed close relationships with several mentors, who were taking bets on how long I would last as a practicing architect; consensus was less than a year, and they were right. Before graduation, my professors were encouraging me to apply to PhD programs, but I ignored them, thinking it was important to practice and gain real life experiences. I made it 10 months in a firm before I was compelled to leave.
I’m glad I have that year under my belt, but now I’m dying to be back in academics. Museums are calling my name, and I need to be back in the world of art and thought. After the 8 years I’ve already invested in college, I don’t have a choice but to keep going with education– I have already become a career academic. I’m hoping to be accepted into a program for Fall 2013.
In the mean time, this blog is intended to start getting my ideas out there. I believe in these things. They are critical to culture, and define the human experience. I am passionate about these topics, and I hope that comes across in these articles, and that someone out there finds it as enjoyable as I do.