Yeah, I thought about revoking what I said about the artist community because I think I'm wrong there. I think what I was meaning to say is more along the lines of allowing myself to be accepted as what I am in that community, which for some reason I'm afraid of.
Also, as an art student here I've always been taken very seriously. If I hadn't, I never would have gotten to the point where I am now. I have raw talent but it definitely needed focus.
So the professors aren't the problem.
I think my issue is that this is the first time for most of my classmates where they are intensely on their own as far as what they are going to create. I'm not saying I'm more advanced than them, but I think I am more willing to go out on a limb conceptually. I have always leaned toward conceptual creation, even in high school. Except I never really knew how and I still sort of don't.
This was a good back and forth, I LIKE IT