Not just a pretty picture
Pieces that invade the space its in
Not just hanging on the wall but part of a space
The thing is I think that I am speaking more clearly through my photography then painting.
But I'm not a photo major.... even though in my school you don't actually declare a major, this gives you the opportunity to take any class in any major for any reason. So even though I am going to a painting and drawing degree I can still take photo classes as I did last year. I have another problem that is with photography its self. Photography is based on visuals only, usually, not a hole experience or texture, just a flat image. It makes it feel distance and superficial.
Its all about looks with photography and so much is read into it. When I was in photo classes one this I did is analyze how photo students read things as apposed to other majors. With photography everything has meaning, everything is metaphor, everything is assumed to be intentional, and real and important. And knowing students, photo students in general, they just take photos of pretty things without thinking about its meaning until someone in a crit puts one in it.
Now not all photographers are like this I am in love with Pedro Barateiro
They have texture, meaning that is part of the picture and the manipulation of the image all in one. I wish I would have thought of that DAMNIT!
But even still what am I supposed to do? I don't know yet.