Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Love Child of Failure and Success

My Love Child of Failure and Success
Material: "Couture Pellon" with Gouche and Acrylic Paint
Modeled by my gorgeous best friend, Nydia Piao from Parked on Bliss
Photography by Susan S Wu
© Susan S Wu

At the end of my sophomore year graduating with an Associates degree, I failed to complete my most important project, a garment to qualify in the exhibit held at the end of the year.

A huge change in my life derailed my motivation, distracting me and crunched my time. It lead to my self destruction. This is the first time I did not finish for a deadline. I shamefully walked into my class that day and broke the news to my professor. I still remember clearly how awful I had felt. For the next month, I beat myself up for it.

I had failed. 

Eventually, I came to the conclusion that I will stop working for others  I wanted everything I did, to be a representation of myself and of my art. 

Everything and anything that you create is your art. It is special to you and will even become special to others. 

And so, this was my final project of my Associate's career.
It is my love child of failure and success.
A part of me wanted to redeem myself to my professors and peers who were disappointed in me . Mainly, I wanted to redeem myself for myself. I wanted to be proud of myself for what I had accomplished. I wanted to pick myself up from my failures. 


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