How has the experience of attending Otis affected your art or perception?
I did not attend Otis as an undergraduate or graduate student, but I can say that college affected my perception as a writer tremendously. I think you will agree with me when I say that higher education is intense. In the pressure cooker of college classes, I was pushed beyond my comfort zone in many ways. Professors, peers, and books challenged my values and freed me to define myself apart from my parents and community. Sometimes I go back and look at poems or articles I wrote when I was 19 and see how much I have grown and experienced. As my perspective broadened, the stories and poems I wrote evolved. Two-dimensional characters became lifelike and multi-dimensional on page.
Your immediate response to the question might be, "Otis hasn't affected me at all." If you take a look at your work or art before you attended Otis, then take a look at what you create now, you might see an evolution taking place. If your art does not reflect it, perhaps some perception of yours has been revised. I can't wait to see what you have to say. If you are one of those people who refuse to see the change in yourself, then answer me this: In what way would you like Otis to help or affect your work as an artist or designer?