Although his vision was failing, Thomas Sgouros was one of the most inspirational teachers I had at RISD. He was quite an eccentric and seldom spoke a lot to the students. His critiques were short but always full of insights and truth. He made me see how fussing over little details don't make the paintings better. At the draw-bridge studio we were talking about artists who make awesome work regardless of their physical disabilities and it made me think of him. I don't know if he's still teaching at RISD. I feel truly lucky that I was able to take his class.