The decision you made to come to NSCAD was a decision to take the road “less traveled by,” knowing it wouldn’t always be easy. At NSCAD, students navigate the labyrinthine hallways and secret stairwells—passageways that literally turn you around and figuratively divert you from your original ideas. NSCAD is all about letting your curiosity take you where it may; to discovering your true path while being open to the diversions.
NSCAD student Grace Laemmler evokes the NSCAD journey in all its complexity with a cover design that is simple and understated. It was exciting to meet with her back in January to hear her concepts for the design and then to see everything come together over these past few months.
The graduation catalogue is a wonderful project for Grace and for all of you whose work is contained between these covers. I know I will appreciate this book for many, many years in the future, recalling your work and being amazed anew at what you have accomplished. Congratulations all!
We’re going to miss you here at NSCAD, but you’re part of the NSCAD family now—a wide-ranging network of NSCAD alumni who’ll think fondly of gatherings at the Art Bar, openings at the Anna Leonowens Gallery and all-nighters in the studio. And like family, you’re welcome home anytime. This is your place, your university, and it always will be, so stay connected.
Warm and sincere best wishes,
Professor Dianne Taylor-Gearing
President, NSCAD University