These are images and descriptions of work I have currently available in my studio, along with updates on my teaching and radio adventures from time to time.
April 02, 2012
I wrote this back in the heat of grading - because I wanted to catch these random thoughts in one place where I'd actually look at them again...
When i was in college I imagined faculty slaving over the choices and decisions. But then once I was told, when I asked about a grade that I "felt like a "B" " - which made me so ...... confused. No one feels like an evaluation - and that's why the job is so difficult..... Correct?
When I grade it take hours per upon hours per student - and what I keep in mind is my self as a student... wanting to know why they got what they got. I hope one day I find a way of keeping the feedback "shorter" in time for me to do, but just as detailed... but the more I think and see it - the less possible that seems to be.
How do you grade art? You talk, talk, and talk a lot. But I don't know what sort of point system will ever make sense of the impossible task at hand. So i grade work, but not without a lot of thought, and then putting myself in a students shoes (*the only one I'll ever really know is my own) and my huge hopes and ambitions... that a teacher worked just as hard at evaluating me as I did working on the project.
I've been meaning to come back and add notes to this FOREVER~! so glad I had a moment now, because this strange little babble means so much to me, and I find, well - all the more reason why it takes so much time.
Hopefully I get time to add stuff here and there.
I'm still grading. no big #'s for the past 5 hour even.... just notes about the ones I need to incubate on this one, gut yes or no #'s (done or not done), thinking about this factor, what other notes do I want to make, maybe there's another angle I should look at that image... wait, it's art... think about what you haven't thought about.... anyone who think's grading art is easy... really - lets sit down and talk about it? It's almost 4am... and honestly, like electricity - yes, this is sort of fasinating .weekend work schedule needs to get re-set in a painful way for monday's work schedule. but when you've got a process on.... it's a process.
really - anyone want to talk to me about grading...
I realize what the students have waiting on this....
and then 4 years later....
i really hope it really does help
I know it meant so much to me back then
I have that girl in the back of my head when I try to go to sleep