I have to agree, Nikki. There was a huge amount of growth that I saw in the studios I was in. I think everyone stretched and did new things, and the results speak for themselves. I know some of my fellow sculpture students really surprised me with their final projects, and I am really glad that is the case.
Whether we’re at a crossroads with our instructors, though… that’s an interesting question. Maybe, but I am reminded of something my carving instructor (Aaron) has mentioned about his mentor: He taught Aaron everything he (Aaron) knows, but not everything he knows. I don’t think I have plumbed the depths of Devon’s knowledge of sculpture yet, or Philip’s knowledge of design, or (for that matter) Aaron’s knowledge of carving. I am still pretty sure I have a whole lot to learn.
Then again, that might still leave me working in opposition to the established art community as represented by the instructors at Langara. There’s a thought that might make Duchamp happy!