Nipapan Rerngmongkol's works make me look back to the past in trying to understand the evaluation of works resulting from the academic/ formal education system. Her scenic view paintings are poorly out of focus and use very dull colors. I thought to myself that she needed more practice to develop her skill and painting technique. But her explanation of the concept surprised me. Nipapan is extremely nearsighted and needs her eyeglasses to see. She intentionally painted without them so that she could view the landscape with her "own" eyes from her own 'real' perspective. She found great pleasure and joy in painting more than ever before although from the instructor's formal opinion, the representation is so bad in colour choice and composition. I began to question my judgement.