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Go to SCHOOL by eugeniaclara Go to SCHOOL by eugeniaclara
REVISED : June 1st 2010.




dedicated to everyone in this world, who feels the same way with me now.
whose in the confusing scene of life
when you lost in choices
what will you choose, people's prestige or your real determination?
who feels that the world doesn't stand a chance for mine
who stuck in lines
and bias about which way to go from now?
... and especially when the world asks, do you know which direction you will go for your future life?
while you just doing your hobbies and never figured it out yet
but the pressures never give up to asking
" this what you called a life for?..."

the super artworker wannabe,
eugenia clara.

COMMENT REVISED : September 1st, 2009

ohmydawg a DD! :woohoo:
thank you very much for all the comments and all the faves and the watches :heart: .
And I appreciated all the critics and corrections.
I'm so sorry for much Grammatical Errors, Idealistic Point of Views, and etc.
But before further judgments, you should know what was behind this work.

A Story behind this piece

I made "Go to School" when I was just started my last year on high school, which it was the hardest terms. Everyday filled with extra-after classes of this and that and the fears of Final Exam - The National Exam (which all your future of 3 years full of studying is depend on this 5 days exam)

Every senior on high school had to focus on what study program/ major/ faculty/ etc they would applied their application form to Universities they like to.

My school regularly held a little questioner to find out what was the most favorite Study Program or the most wanted Majors.
And the results are (plus the reasons) :
1) Medical = because it made you rich and get prestigious degree!
2) Engineering = look smarts and important, and also, to be rich and have prestigious degree. MEH!
3) Law = Lawyer's and its all prestigious job + degree.

Well, that made a point to think of :
were the prestigious job or majors are just Doctor and Engineer and Lawyer?

I said this because there's a local unwritten law and local norm/ custom In my local circumstances said that if you're a Doctor or a Lawyer or an Engineer or a Person that works for Government a.k.a Civil Servants, you are so great. That's the REAL JOB. That's the whole point you go to college and get yourself a REAL JOB for a REAL WEALTH and MONEY. Because when you're older, the Prestige get you on the top.

"What about art?"
They said, "Art is just for hobbies. Art won't lead you anywhere. Art's not bring you for future wealth. Life's all about wealthy. To be wealth, we need : Prestige, and of course, Money.

those opinions are unfair. You can't judge things by its commercial's succeed. Everyone has opinion. Everyone has different mindset to stick on. There's no good or bad things, that's just depend on everyone's perspective.


so, that's the reason I made this piece. I was put my emotion there, but now I already get rid of those things NOW. I just want to delivered a message of "stigma" that goes strong around me.
Come to think of it, there's always a pro and con for every single opinion.
I know the illustration is not good, yeah that's subjective!
PLEASE NOTE : I'm not bashing Doctor, Lawyer, Civil servant and Engineer AS BAD THINGS I just "bring" things up, wanted to show and compare local people thoughts. SO WHY CAN'T YOU SEE?


Eugenia Clara.


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TwoToneZ Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Garland Greene.
miguel-narayan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
opinions... opinions everywhere...
NightStar1624 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grueler Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Engineers make people's lives easier. I love to draw, but when I look back on my life, I would rather say "I helped my community become stronger, cleaner, healthier, and more efficient" than "I made some of the paintings in this art exhibit".
madmadman01 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   General Artist
^I agree with this.

Some thoughts:

The most objectively important job in society overall, I think, is medical researcher. Followed by doctor. It's not because they pay so well (investment banking probably pays much better, as does running a successful nightclub in a big city, etc.), but because they are actually important for people's lives and health.

Yet society holds, say, movie stars in much higher regard. Does that seem fair?

And what does it say about the society, and the degree of happiness in our lives, that we are so hungry for entertainment - a release, a way to vent, - that entertainers rule the minds of millions?

Also, these realities clash with some (SOME, not all) aspects of the description of the present art piece - that artists are supposedly looked down on compared against people of other professions. Show business is all the rage, in our time more than ever before. Musicians and movie people are revered. Doctors and scientists aren't...

However, I agree with the artist (~eugeniaclara) on many things, such as:
- many office jobs aren't of much use to society, and what's more, they dumb the person doing them down;
- money should only be the means - never the end goal.

I even have things to add to defend the artists' importance to society:
- art is a powerful tool for getting ideas across to people. Its significance in this regard should not be underestimated.

Sorry for the lengthy post...
EngieRox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I actually love this because I think there is this mold set up by society that says that this path of life is the ultimate path to happiness, and that this is the only way to have a fulfilling life. I honestly hope I never end up behind an office desk. Maybe it works for others, but not for me.
Great job with this!!
lonnie93041 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Fuck 'em if they're a joke.
Papriko Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
lol why is everyone mad tho
fotoheini Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Photographer
great Idea and Work
eugeniaclara Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
People, please.

That artwork mas made when I was young and emotionally unstable because I was facing a big problem back then, I admit. It was the f*cking 4 years ago!
The words are cheesy, whiny bullcrap. It even using a free vector stock for the Man figure,
and also has MANY GRAMMAR ERRORS. It's ugly, I know.
But hey, it was an honest mistake.

So, people who throwing unnecessary / rude / unpleasant / bla bla bla comment: Go find another positive activity beside mad at 'A' piece of random old work.
embarrassingfanart Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You made this piece and continue to leave it up. It has a very clear, and very opinionated message that actively looks down on a way of thinking and a way of life. If you really don't want people to respond to it, you can take it down- but if you want to leave it up, people will strongly express their opinions, just as you did four years ago.

This piece is preachy and negative; that's the plain truth. You can't expect that it won't lead to some negativity in the comments section too.
Grueler Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Maybe you could replace your all-caps justification above with the one you have here? This one seems a bit more well written.
DELTAfox1994 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
You wanna know what my life is? You wanna know my direction? My aim? My aim in life is to serve my God and live in peace with the people I love. Everything else is secondary. Sure, college is important. But it's a doorway, plain and simple. It's not something to base your life on. It's a passageway to the REST of your life. Even then, that's for some people. Different people will do different things. Some will have restaurants or bars, others will be mechanics and use their hands to make things, others might even decide to be lawyers or doctors or what have you. A few will join a service, whether it be the military, emergency services, or law enforcement. I hope to go into intelligence, and use my mind and wits to save the lives of people I've never met. But at the end of the day, a job is not enough to give meaning to life. At the end of the day, the only thing you'll want is to gather around the fire, crack open a drink, and laugh with the people you love. Those are the moments that make life worth it.
Melopsittacus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
people won't stop asking "what do you want to do as a living?" really, idk yet. you know what gives me pleasure?
having a hut in the beach to sell ice creams, beers and be in the beach, ride horses or have a place in a store selling portraits. Could i do it for a living and have a proper life with enough money? no.

I just want to have my hobbies and do things i like, but that won't give me enough money. gosh, i don't want to choose. fuck prestigious jobs, i see many of them boring as heck.
Nerudan18 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cumpolsory schooling steals from us.
Cranniet Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great idea!
I can't wait to go to college, though.
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Simply-- :XD: :D :heart:
viditkothari Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I loved the message so much and the presentation no less.

All the +ve comments are so well written that I need not add more to this awesome work :)
heartmansora Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have to undrstand the general consensus to something with that much force will have a negitve affect for some people. But I do love this message and the way the art was done =)
bottomofastairwell Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
It really makes me think of that whole Choose Life speach from Trinspotting, which you should definitely watch if you haven't seen it. I love this by the way
jet7ST Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I can't even say how much I love you right now.
Melodie-Medolie Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist
totaly my mi-d <3
SharpieInkedCupcakes Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece, but I love your description more. People's success shouldn't be judged on how much money they make. Most, if not all, of the people on the Fortune 500 compulsively hoard so much money that they impoverish others, and got there only through exploitation in some way, shape, or form. They are not people to be looked up at.
What people should be judged by is their righteousness. Someone who devotes their efforts to others is someone to be looked up towards.
Of course, what is also important is his/her own personal happiness. If someone is content but poor, I would admire them more than someone who is well-off but unhappy.
Still, money is important, and therefore school is important, too. Money can't buy happiness, but enough of it should give you peace of mind.

Thank you, and God bless~
JustDoItMarshall Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
well, there goes my enthusiasm...
hnmAck Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Maybe just for the preachy last words "-What a narrow mindset...", (Nobody like to gets preached) you're getting the flames, but as you said - deal with it. Feelings are feelings, and you were'nt doing it with a mindset to "please everyone" (lol, obviously not XD, why they can't see that? In the end is what you want, not what they think you want for your goal.) Thumbs up from here.
VioletLobo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
love it!
Deadmeat553 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i personally dont even need school, the two areas of work i have remote intrest in are investment and leading a scientific research team (as in paying a bunch of people to do science stuff).
xxraspberryx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I want to go to college to learn about everything I can.
iwanttacobell Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
i believe your view on this is actually quite honest, people go to college because they know that society in a certain way pressures them to go. society thinks that if you don't go to college and have a real job, you are worthless... it's to bad... nobody really wants to go to college but sometimes there is no choice u.u you have your life to take care of your future and even the future of those you care for. but this image is certainly truth... so XD i thing it's actually pretty awesome
thefoxyrock Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
i like the way u think.
airwolfi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
tru dat
another-you Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Great message ^.^

And well structured, also I like the corporate life guy in a green suit : D

Stay happy :heart:
MintyShroom Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God I feel the same way.

"Is your job more credible than mine because you sit behind a desk in a thousand dollar suit?
Though, you wouldn't have your fancy business desk if it wasn't for people like me who made it for you.
Nor your little business letters on the paper that came from the tree I cut down.
Get your nose out of the air and accept your "job" relies on me and other hard working people.
What makes your job greater than mine apart from your pay check, which I pay taxes to?"

.. That's my opinion. If I was to have a job. Can't wait till I'm 16 to start working.
Thank you for making this. It has made my day :D
dark-knight-thor Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Honestly, I wanna go to school/college so I can learn stuff. I don't ever wanna be tied down with some boring job for the rest of my life.
Homuncul Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Yes! You are on the rite whay dude
LovelessNirvana Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry people have been giving you hell for this. I actually enjoyed it, and agree. I'm feeling the exact same way right now. I'm in my third year of college but don't know if I just want to be done or struggle through it all. I work and am a full time student, a lot of people do more than me and I think they're insane! I like painting my nails black and wearing jeans everyday. But I need money. I don't know what to do.
AlbinoMink Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Wonderful, and a good message too. People shouldn't think money is everything-as for me, I just want to have enough money to live comfortably off of and be able to continue my artwork with and take care of my animals, that's all. I don't need anything extravagant. I intend to get my certification as a massage therapist, since I can't pay the bills alone, but I don't feel I need an entire college education, especially since I would loathe an office job. I'd rather work with my hands, even if they do get frequently injured.
Bandomus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
I think this is amazing...For some this is true. but I just love the idea behind it. It shows a youthful perspective of life. Imagination is holding onto a part of childhood.
Ninjustupower Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I freaking agree, school is a WASTE of my time, like most of the stuff I learn I will NEVER ever use, you become fit, fat, and lazy because teachers throw shitloads of homework at you.
artangel-demon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student General Artist
oh the joys of education...:roll: thanks for how witty and clever this is!! this needs to be tShirt!!
da-message Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   Writer
Hello. I really appreciate your works, and this is my favorite. Can you please send me the image without words? I want to translate it to Turkish, of course I'll publish it with your name, or I can send you the sentence, and you can add it yourself on the image. Thanks in advance.
da-message Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   Writer
Hello. I really appreciate your works, and this is my favorite. Can you please send me the image without words? I want to translate it to Turkish, of course I'll publish it with your name, or I can send you the sentence, and you can add it yourself on the image. Thanks in advance.
da-message Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   Writer
Hello. I really appreciate your works, and this is my favorite. Can you please send me the image without words? I want to translate it to Turkish, of course I'll publish it with your name, or I can send you the sentence, and you can add it yourself on the image. Thanks in advance.
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thenextbest Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*scratches head* Jeebus, i'm so confused
namtsho Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
That is soooooooooooooo correct! I agre 100 percent and I hope your dream will come true and youll become an artist-- a successful one at that! There will always be people who say you are too idealistic but i hope you will have the motivation to go on and become who you want to! :D
AngelicAlex Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Hahaaaaaaaaaa!!! That's funny! I can't wait to throw my youth away.
Hot-PepperJelly Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
You see while it's nice to be able to follow your dreams of becoming an artist and such, you soon realise as you get over that life is simply not like that. Life is hard. I'm 18 now, (or in senior year), and for ages and ages I wanted to be an artist or something creative like an architect. Though till about last year I talked to a few people who had already done art degrees and some professional artists and nearly all of them said they wouldn't have done an art degree if they had the chance again.

The point is, most had to retrain or become an art teacher. Only one or two are making a decent living from their work. Art is one of those things where it is just luck whether you do well or not. There are hundreds, even thousands of amazing artists out there who find it extremely difficult to sell their work. Not all of them are Andy Warholes or Damien Hursts. It may seem like that as we are surrounded by a lot of successful artists in the media, but we are not shown the many many more unsuccessful artists.

This is why I think it is a better idea to get a job where your skills are crucial to the running of society. We need doctors, engineers and layers. We don't nessicarily need artists. This is the difference. In britain we had a ressecion. Guess who's jobs were unaffected? Life is about surviving and you can only really do that with money. It's just the facts :( That's why I am not being an artist anymore, I am being a doctor, and I can hopefully continue with my art on the side. That's just my two cents. :)
Steamstrike Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
On the other hand, I believed from fourth grade onward that formal education isn't really educating at all, it only teaches people to follow rules and never to question. I saw what this display of compulsive normalcy would do to the future and I didn't like it, so I decided to become an inventor. With all of your realism, I'm sure you understand that virtually nobody can make a living as an inventor... so what did I do then, study harder in school? No, I got a job at age eleven. I started as a volunteer, so according to the paperwork I was always a volunteer and therefore couldn't be investigated for child labor. I spent two years working as a maintenance man before starting my own drafting and design company over the internet - gaining work experience, then eventually consulting on projects and finally running them on my own (under supervision). Four years of this, and I attained the status of "Mechanical Engineer by Equivelancy" - meaning that I'm neither degreed nor licensed as an engineer, but I have demonstrated equivelant work experience and field skills to be regarded as an engineer by a certified project manager, and therefore I am legally allowed to work as an engineer as long as a licensed engineer signs off on my paperwork. In some ways it's frustrating - even though an engineer by equivelancy is legally an engineer, there is a controversy about whether or not we are "real" engineers, and we get paid 30,000 dollars per year less than licensed engineers, but on the other hand I still have my own way of thinking and solving problems - I'm always the first person the senior project managers go to if the client wants something seemingly impossible. I think that the difficulties of being a self-educated man have been well worth it to prove that there are other ways than the path of least resistance in life.
dagger3000 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very nice. This is one of my favorite pieces on DA so far. The message... yeah, I can see why people took it the wrong way, but I rather liked it. Its sharp and pointed and sometimes we need to be reminded of such things. Yeah, hard work is a good idea, but it's not the only thing. I ended up embedding it in a post called "Learning Evil" where I talked about something similar. I have the link to the main blog in my signature if you want to take a look at it.
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