- Liberal arts student allowed him to explore other classes which then led him to find his passions
- When you hit a wall or bump, try to design the opposite of what you imagined
- wanted thin and light--> draw thick and dark
- Thesis- the familiar uncommon. About how architecture and art don't have to be separating and about how you can control some aspects
- I like that he took a different route for his thesis and didn't do something like designing an airport, a house, or something typical
- Was able to have a combination of art and architecture even though people try to separate them
- If you have an opportunity, just go for it- be open. College is all about exploring and trying new things
- stay curious
- Works at The Met as an exhibition Designer
- It was cool that he went abroad and worked- learn so much more
He inspired me to think that I don't have to choose just art or just architecture. That you can always explore and find connections between two things you are passionate about. And what you've ever imagined being, isn't always what will fold out in the end.
My rose of the week was probably trying to make the senior video and seeing their reactions. My book is that you don't always have to always separate art from architecture. You can always find those connections. And my thorn is losing our seniors, Delaney and Sofia.
My advice for future Wheeler NuVu students is that confidence is key. I started this semester with low confidence in my abilities to draw, build, and create, but NuVu has taught me so much. I didn't even realize how much I've grown in my skills until Shaunta told me. And I now see it. I remember on the first day of NuVu, they told us all to Doodle. And the first thing that came out of my mouth was, "I can't do this." Even when something so simple or also not seems daunting, just know that eventually, you'll get through, and it'll just be a spot where it needs growth. Another piece of advice is to find something that you are passionate about for your projects. You build so much more motivation and confidence when your passionate and excited about your studio project.
I need to clean up my computer and update stuff. I'm nervous about this next studio because I feel less confident in my abilities to use Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fusion 360... but I'm sure I'll figure it out. It takes time and practice.
Open Innovation: At the beginning of the semester, I sketched out an idea. I wanted to make an Oxygen wall that the windows down in the NuVu studio can look out to. I now still want to keep to the botany plant theme, but I still need to do some looking around on Pinterest.
Growing up I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House in the Big Woods, Goodnight Moon, and the Berenstain Bears