In these upcoming posts, I will be posting interviews from artists who have studied abroad. These interviews center around their experiences and their perceptions of different cultures through various artistic lenses. While their observations and opinions are honest, accurate, and true to their own experiences, the interviewees are not professed experts on the history or culture of the countries they studied in. Assumptions and perceptions are just that, and might not be absolute fact.
These interviews are an attempt to understand art as it functions in culture on an experiential level and they are a first step in comparing the United States to other countries around the world. It is also a glimpse into the effects that studying abroad has on artists as they return to their work in the United States.