“To be good is not enough, when you dream of being great.” -School of Visual Arts poster advertisement
I remember seeing that ad in the late-90’s riding the NYC subway while I attended another art school in same city – Pratt Institute.
My wife and I went out last night to watch the start of the college basketball tournament a.k.a. “March Madness”. It was hard to watch because I didn’t attend a traditional college/university with a competitive sports program. It’s tough not having a college/university or a particular athletic conference to cheer on. It feels awkward and at times uncomfortable as a competitive person, to be honest.
I remember a professor in art school once told our class that “You are here to learn art, and art is a competitive business. Should you choose to enter this profession after graduation, you will be competing with me.” 15 years after graduating from art school, he could not have been more accurate.
The BEST thing about “March Madness” is that every game played will be the LAST game played for one team. Loser goes home. The competition is fierce, but remember what that SVA subway poster advertisement says?