Phillip L Faulkner
CAMPUS BOX 059
Every student-artist is unique, and still formulating identity in regards to style, theories and aesthetic. It is my ambition to foster students, and assist in their artistic advancement. I am open to influence and realize content can come from a variety of sources. This is the attitude and approach I ask of my students. My responsibility as an instructor, and as an artist, is to progress the art canon.
The studio atmosphere allows for a peek into the creative process, and allows a further understanding into each students artistic practice. Through open dialogue, historical and contemporary lecture topics, theoretical consultation and constructive critiques, students are presented with the tools necessary to progress. The effort is to build a relationship. I realize my role as instructor is only a small part of the students overall existence, but the potential for influence is great. My goal is to relate to each student on an individual basis, and offer guidance toward achieving their personal goals.
My personal art philosophies will inherently be conveyed through subject matter presented and referenced. I subscribe to elements of formalism, while welcoming cultural references and the poetic. I embrace digital tools and the reproducibility of an image, while maintaining
a zeal for the tangible. Aesthetic experience is paramount, and content is inevitable.
In a subjective field such as art, the implementation of an objective assessment is a difficult thing. If a student shows ambition, growth and technique within their own
work, while being open to new suggestions and critiques, a level of success has been achieved and rewarded. Ultimate achievement is relative, but easily noticed when sincere.