A Letter to Aspiring Art Students

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In fact, it’s not like business and art can’t co-exist. My filmmaker friend at UVa made a short documentary about the students who pursue art and what is commonly conceived as the opposite of art - business, engineering, or science – at the same time. So the world is not just black and white!

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“… the world is not just black and white!”

Don't worry, you’ve got plenty of time and chances to try things. Also don't be afraid of failing, because that's part of the journey. My most important advice is that you don't choose art just to disobey your parents, or to be an idealistic hero. There's a joke that any jobless twenty-something thinks he/she is a writer.

Go ahead; the thorny journey of glory awaits!

Best,

Eris

 

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