It was the realm of lines that could tell stories, of colors and figures that meant nothing and everything.Indeed, it was the realm of disorder and messy studios and true art—a place where I could express the world like I saw it, in colors and strokes unrestrained by expectations or rules; a place where I could find refuge in the contours of my own chaotic lines; a place that was neither beautiful nor ideal, but real.These are 10 Harvard application essays and profiles from students who made it in. Inside, crude photocopies of students' artwork plastered the once white walls.
Read more Harvard University, sometimes simply refer to as Harvard, is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Its history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature and soon therea...
With the top applicants from every high school applying to the best schools in the country, it's important to have an edge in your college application. Because to me, there was only one "it," and "it" was a little less than two thousand miles west, an unassuming little office building located amidst a cluster of similarly unassuming little office buildings, distinguishable from one another on the outside only by the rusted numbers nailed to each door.
But I have drawn—rather, lived—in this studio for most of my past ten years.
I suppose this is strange, as the rest of my life can best be characterized by everything the studio is not: cleanliness and order and structure.
They already produced more of everything then the world combined and the people had better living standards than anywhere else.
Little did they know that producing more things than the rest of the countries, gets you in a bigger hol...
It was in this studio that I eventually made the leap into a new realm of art—a realm in which I was neither experienced nor comfortable.
Apart from surface manifestations altogether, this realm was simultaneously one of austere simplicity and aesthetic intricacy, of departure from realism and immersion in reality, of intense emotion and uninhibited expression.