What’s the point of art school?

The Guardian selected my short piece of text for their live debate:

The Guardian: What’s the point of art school? Live blog

It encourages a different way of thinking…

Guardian Page

This is my artwork which is currently on show at Plymouth University, its concept is based on notions of nostalgia and shelter. Four years ago I would never have imagined anything like this, let alone design and build it. Studying Fine Art and Art History has allowed me to realise how our thinking is influenced, and to better understand thought processes. If this kind of education was to diminish, I believe our understanding of ourselves individually, socially, and culturally would suffer greatly. Creative thinking allows reflection on the world around us, consequently an artwork portrays this reflection and opens it up for discussion, leading to a better understanding of our society and culture in the past and present.

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