they accepted me because my art is special.
no matter how much skill or technique you have in realism
you still cant have the one thing i have. unique style and vision.
of course the common masses like you guys dont understand my art. i dont demand that you do.
just as in ancient korea there was an enlightened king who recognized virtuous or gifted subjects and rewarded them with opportunities, i was awarded an opportunity to be with the best of the best. because risd is a meritocratic and enlightened institution.
there was a guy from china who drew like a printer. he told me that he wished he could draw like me. i told him i wished the same to be like him.
but he told me in china anyone can learn technique but
no one can draw like me.
he said hes seen people at risd who are crazy good.
"you are crazy in a different way" he told me.
i still keep in touch with my friends i met there. they love my art and i love them for their amazing personalities and or careers