Interview Assessment #2
Name of Professional: Nomaan Mohammed
Business/Company name: BrookHaven College
Date of Interview: October 23, 2017
Good art is based off the guidelines provided by education; great art challenges these guidelines. Education provides an artists with rules which allow them to better develop their art. However, to create truly revolutionary art, an artist must break these guidelines. The interesting aspect of this is that to break rules one must know them. At least, this is what I believe; from what I could gather, Mr. Mohammed, my interviewee, seems to agree.
He stressed the importance of education in formulating a painter’s artstyle and and purpose. What stood out, though were the other benefits Mr. Mohammed spoke of during our interview. The most important would be the environment provided by an educational setting. The other artists, the professors, and textbooks all bombard a painter with vital information. This knowledge and criticism provides a challenging environment for a painter to truly flourish. The setting encourages development and propels artists towards finally being able to create great art.
Knowing this validates my views on the necessity of a college education for my future. I seek to create the best art I possible can; the environment provided by education will provide this. Although, I will admit, this is not new knowledge. I could tell from working in Ms. Vernon’s class last year and from my art classes in school, that an education environment is great for me to develop. Every art course I have taken has taught me valuable lessons that have ensured my development as a painter, student, and even as a person. Nevertheless, it does not hurt to recognize and emphasise this benefit. I will be going to college soon, so it is vital that I make it a worthwhile venture; this interview has justified my choice to follow this passion into college.
Not that I need validation in my choices. I want to follow my passions regardless of the risks, and would do so even if this interview argued against it. However, it is calming and motivating to know professionals agree with my choices. The idea that people support my endeavors is wonderful; it soothes the nerves. When I heard Mr. Mohammed agree with my statements, I felt that refreshing chill that resembled the feeling of eating ice cream on a warm day; it relaxed and inspired me. Knowing this also provides me with more drive to seek out specific programs and mentorships that will provide me with an education environment. Really, it encourages me to be more specific in my choices and research more before delving into college.
This is something I have already begun doing as I apply for colleges; now I am only more inspired to further seek out this setting. I will surely conduct further research on the best courses for me and seek out interviewers and a mentor that will challenge me. I want to be taught by someone who fosters improvement; the best way to find that person is through research and networking. I already have an idea of the professional I will ask to be my mentor, and like last year, I believe they will promote my growth through challenge. My next step is to take initiative.