This week I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew Andrade. Andrew is a second year at Cal State Long Beach, and is currently a political science major. Once he graduates he aspires to going to law school to study civil and criminal law. Andrew is from along Beach City and commutes to school, he used to attend Millikan High School. Throughout high school he played almost every sport but mainly focused on wrestling. During his free time Andrew likes to travel to new places, hangout with his girlfriend and friends, and watch movies or documentaries. Andrew lives a relaxed lifestyle but he told me he wants to get back into the athletic lifestyle he used to have. Andrew has a Bichon Frise named Charlie who is 11 to 12 years old and is the love of his life. When I asked Andrew why he was taking Art 110 he said to fill a GE requirement, and because he’s never taken an art class besides photography in high school. He also thinks the Art 110 class is different, and has a different approach to understanding art and the creativity that comes with it. If you get the chance you should interview Andrew, he’s a great guy to meet! 🙂
Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig
Exhibition: All Work All Play
Media: Copper, Bronze, wax, fishing line, spray paint, sterling silver, enamel, silver plated chain
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Werby Gallery
This week I met with Sean Joy Rosario Canabig, Sean is from Los Angeles and is completing her last semester in BFA Metal Working. Her first year At Cal State Long Beach she declared herself a creative writing major for poetry but found a new love in metal work. During her free time Sean enjoys playing video games, spending time with her boyfriend, going out to eat, and experimenting with food dishes also.
Most of Sean’s work included copper and silver mixed together beautifully to create her art work. When i asked her how long most of her work took she said some were done quickly, such as in a day, but others too much longer, either a week or month. She explained that her metals were melted at 1500 degrees to create the look of paint blended together to form beautiful images such as a heart and flowers. The texture of her work is soft and smooth, the metals blending together perfectly, creating swirls of black, blue, white, grey, bronze and silver colors. Sean’s art work is undulating and sinuous, with soft curves for the jewelry and dishes.
Sean explained why she chose metal work and it was for her to experiment with art and her life. She explained that she was able to have fun in her work because she was exploring herself and her feelings in that moment and transferred it to her art. Sean explained how her exhibit name depicts how we should all take life, slow and full hearted. She said that as humans we have tendencies to rush things and get upset when things aren’t perfect but we should take a moment and step back from things and look at life and how wonderful it is. We should learn to be more patient and calm. Sean said she beats herself up hard when her art work didn’t turn out how she wanted and that she pushes herself harder so her art work can have more meaning and be more beautiful. She said her artwork is a reflection of her feelings towards life and the people in it.
Sean’s artwork is aesthetically pleasing. My favorite piece is the white heart on bluefish black metal. also the white flowers on the dishes are beautiful. The way she blends the metals to create designs and shape them into jewelry and dishes is so cool! In my opinion metal work is different than the typical art form, its creative and personal. You can create jewelry, dishes, and any other object you chose. Sean’s art work was calm and simple yet out spoken and different, it is something that i would wear and put in my house as accessories.
Today I had the pleasure of meeting Gina Householder. Gina is a second year at Cal State Long Beach studying Pre Film. She wants to be in non-fiction production, documentaries, and then move into narratives as job. When I asked her why she is taking Art 110 she said that she likes art and being creative and it was to fulfill a pre-requisite for film. I also asked her why she decided to go to CSULB and she told me her family went there and she knew the school really well already. Her favorite class at CSULB is history of broadcasting because you are learning about all tv shows from all times. Gina has one younger sister who is fifteen, she also has three dogs: two French Bulldogs and a German Shepard. She also has a Gecko. Her hobbies include going to the beach, Disney, volunteering and reading. Her favorite music are all kinds, but particularly alternative. She likes some country but doesn’t really listen to it. Her favorite show is Sherlock on BBC, her favorite color is yellow, and her favorite food is pizza. I Hope you guys get the chance to meet Gina just as I did!
Moonbase Alpha is what I call home. The year is 2046 and I’m looking for new things to do in my daily life. My name is Moggie and I am a food critic for my friend Eugene Fitzherbert’s restaurant. If you visit his restaurant I recommend the alien linguine, but not the star soup. I love all kinds of food from space pizza, to moon rock ice cream! besides my job I also assist my friend Adam McConnelly is his wacky science experiments! I’d watch out for Adam and his science experiments they can get you into a lot of trouble and can be too crazy at times! Although I love my home, I want to explore new places and spice up my everyday life. I’d really love to go visit my friend lulu who moved to Boston recently, she makes the best carrot cake BTW! I asked her why she move and she said she wanted to be fully human instead of half and half. I hope that they can turn me fully human as well, half dog/half human isn’t working very well for me. well moon base alpha, you are the best. 🙂
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( please excuse my messy living room) What I’ve learned this experience is that art is open to many forms of interpretation. To me my drawing looked like clusters of flowers, some bloomed and some slowly blooming. The drawing reminded me of Rorschach inkblot test because you can see multiple images in just a splatter of paint or in this case a bunch of connected lines. It was different having to meditate and draw with out being 100% into it. Your mind wandering into space as you draw freely with out thinking of what to draw or how it should look. At first it was difficult to draw with my mom because we couldn’t stop laughing because we felt weird drawing with our eyes closed in a dim room, but over time we got more relaxed and the process became a lot easier. In the end my drawing reminds me of abstract art with all the shapes, patterns, and simplistic design. This was definitely one of the art projects that I like the best!
Artist: Brianna Lynch
Media: printmaking, computer, ink, paper
Gallery: CSULB school of art, Gatov gallery east
This week I chose to interview Artist Brianna Lynch. She is going to be graduating this spring from the CSULB school of art. Bri was a transfer student from OCC and went to the OC school of art also. One interesting fact she told me was that she had a culture shock moving from Mojeska Canyon to Orange County. It was a differently lifestyle: more active and vivid than organic and nature filled. Other hobbies Bri has is snowboarding, yoga, hiking, surfing, and other sports. She enjoys doing anything outdoorsy and artsy.
Bri’s art work is smooth and constant. It has a soft continuous flow to it. She uses black and white colors to keep it simple. Her art work has smooth shaped like circles and curves. There are some sharp points but they help portray the image. The paintings are very sinuous because the curves help show the outline of her self portraits to give it a more feminine look. Her art work is soft due to the fact that it is printed onto the paper, it is also soft in texture. Bri’s work is also at a constant rhythm with every line connecting to another one to form her picture.
When asking Bri what her inspiration was behind her art work she said she wanted to bring forth emotion through the versatility in her line work. She chose black and white colors because she wanted have a stronger message, wanted to work with concept versus color, and never actually worked with black and white, she mostly worked with color. She wanted to bring a point across with her art work to allow it to have one meaning instead of being open to interpretation. She said her work’s juxtaposition is very clear and easily conveyed in her organic line, heavy digitalized line work and simple color choice. She said that using color for this art work would’ve been confusing for the viewer, emotion wise and when looking for a deeper message. Bri explained how she wanted her organic and digital art work to merge into one, connecting organics to life. She also explained that the past and present art not two single ideas but one thing in collaboration with life just as her two life style of organic (nature) and vivid (social).
What I noticed when looking at her art work is that something so simple can be so complex when looking deeper in the message. What I found the most interesting about our conversation was that she was working on her line drawing self portrait for a while and her computer suddenly glitched and it made her self portraits different, she decided to keep the new image instead of the original. Looking at her art work gives me a sense of subtlety with the flow of the lines. It also shows innocence with her self portraits of being naked. Her art work is simple and soft, it’s conveys a message or purity and confidentiality
This week I had the pleasure of meeting Elidia Ramirez. She is a second year at California State University Long Beach. She is currently undeclared but before that she started as a marine biologist and then a history major. She is leaning more towards social work. Her favorite subject is history and she is taking Art 110 to complete a GE, and wanted to see what the class was like. She graduate from Lakewood High School where she played volleyball and soccer. She chose to go to CSULB because it was close to home and all her three brothers and sister graduated from long beach. Elidia used to work at Marshals but quit. She loves animals and has a little Yorkie. Her favorite music is anything Spanish, her favorite color is red, and her favorite food is pasta. Also she does not drink soda. On her free time she likes to go hiking, do some baking, reading, and going out to eat with friends. I hope you guys get the chance to meet Elidia just as I did. 🙂