Things I Could Be Doing, Instead of Going to Grad School (2015)
Things I Could Be Doing, Instead of Going to Grad School is an artist book I produced while working on my MFA. It is a collection of illustrations that are the result of stress induced anxiety.
There comes a point in the semester, every semester, where I decide that I’ve had about as much of grad school as I can handle. I mentally toss my hands in the air, threaten to quit everything, and begin planning what I will do instead of going to grad school. Inevitably my new career choices run the gamut from things with very little responsibility, to things that are physically impossible—like that one time I was convinced that becoming a lawn gnome was a pretty safe bet. These lists let me blow off steam and take a break. They’re also cheaper than therapy.