If anything my experience at SCAD has been one big lesson in disruptive wonder. I mean this in the most positive way possible. I have learned so much about using materials that I would have never thought of using or trying things that are new to me that I would have never dared to do before. I think back on my typography class specifically where I for the first time thought about making a three dimensional representation of typography.
Being a 2-d person my whole life this scared me. However, the project forced me to think creatively out of my box, and more importantly out of my comfort zone. I ended up designing an exit sign that instead of saying exit…it says “FATE.” I hang it in my classroom so that every student who walks out the door of my classroom walks into their fate. I used a laser and fiberglass and various computer programs like Corel Draw that had me rethink what I thought was possible with the materials.
For my other work, I use various chaotic thought exercises to develop ideas that assist me with developing analogies such as actor/stage/action that take me to unexpected places with developing ideas. Through understanding Anderson, I have learned that I could push my work even further using her methodology and will continue to do so. Her record player has left a lasting impression on me that has changed my fate as a working artist…hopefully for the better.