Originally Posted by cheesepaws
It DOES take more than a degree from the school of hard knocks and diploma from nose-to-the-grind-stone U. Visual culture, the structure of education and sculpture as a field has changed. You may have to accept that if you expect to participate.
Exactly. While I have many complaints from my BFA experience, Fine Art in Academia is
one of the rare areas where a student can definitively synthesize the curriculum at hand as it suits her/his aesthetic--
Discarding the noise and absorbing the valuable information. The nose-to-the-grindstone/school-of-hard-kocks experience has yielded the same amount of obnoxious "noise" as I found in Academia. Just different packaging.
Coming from a different discipline before focusing on art (let alone committing to sculpture), Fine Art is one of the lone (remaining) havens for free thought for those going through any University/College system.
The onus remains firmly on the student to put it to good use.