My name is Virginia Sanchez and I am currently studying Communications Design at New York City College of Technology. I was attracted to this major because it allowed for the exploration of all topics. This way I could learn many things that I can incorporate into my work as well as be flexible for different artistic careers. Art is constantly changing so I believe it’s important to prepare myself now.
When I first came to City Tech I was afraid. Although I know learning is an important necessity in life, new environments and situations frighten me. I have high standards for myself, so even the slightest mistakes make me feel inferior. However, I have found comfort in a quote by Francis Bacon “I feel so strongly that an artist must be nourished by his passions and his despairs.” These days I receive fear positively as a natural emotion I experience to grow as an artist and person.