But first, reflection.
The past few weeks I have been knee deep in reading and researching. Which has taken my brain off in a million directions and led me to Ayn Rand. As interesting as that may be, I see myself doing exactly what I did in the first semester of graduate school. Thinking up of a great idea then starting it, but moving quickly on to the next when I haven’t resolved the current idea. A common opportunity, as I am told, in the art/design world. How to overcome this? Well it was a topic that was brought up during my thesis committee meeting today. A few things are going to help here
One :: Defining what my thesis is about: How can I make people aware of themselves and their environment?
Two :: What is the hypothesis: If people are aware of themselves and their environment, in theory, they will be less likely to be rude or have uncivil behavior.
Three :: Step back and decide what needs to be in the show. What pieces, that I have now that are resolved/unresolved, need to be included to get my point across? Once this decision is made it is production time leading up to April 17th – Thesis installation date.
Not an ending, but rather a check-in point as I continue to create, and research. But what to include that is necessary and beneficial to the viewers as well as my own research? This is a question I have an idea about but no solid answers yet. Stay tuned for the next week or so as I aim to answer and produce work. In the mean time a visit to the gallery is certainly in order.
*Civility diagrams that help viewers identify with the situation.
*Documentation of research