In this book you will see some of the work created by the students in my Senior Studio during Winter Quarter 2009. They hail from San Jose, Nicaragua, New Jersey, the suburbs and the coast. Some grew up with surfboards, others lab equipment, and one, her Grandmother created the poodle skirt. They came together in January to apply their individual abilities and collective knowledge to challenge one another and, above all, to defend their work. They’ve been honest, they’ve been critical and they’ve truly supported each other. They have made their best work to date.