Wk 5- Artist Convo- Mike Lewis

     I did my artist conversation on Mark. I was walking around the galleries trying to decide who to do it on but couldn’t decide, so I took a few pictures and left. I later talked to my friend who said this guy named Mark Lewis was cool. He came super late to the galleries thats why I didnt see him. He is an airsofter. I should’ve asked what exactly that job imvolves because I have no idea lol.
     My friend said Mark used photographs to capture the crazy and the weird of this world. It sounded pretty interesting so I went for it. He wanted to portray the kids in the army picture counterfactual identity that lied behind their camo gear. They were trying to put together a image of a war between eachother. That was pretty cool.
     Mark also decided to collect the clothes that they left behind during their war against each other. Whether dirty or clean, Mark took it. It added to the weirdness. Why they decided to leave their clothes behind Mark didn’t know but it benefited him so all worked out.

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Wk 5- Classmate Convo- Elizabeth Banuelos

     Thursday I met a girl named Elizabeth. She is a junior like me. She likes to be called Sarah because its her middle name and her mom is also called Elizabeth. She is a pre-kin major who may aim to do physical therapy She went to Milikan HS. She loves to travel but she really wants to go out the country like to Europe.
     What I find unique and cool about her is her smile, cheerfulness, and her beautiful eyes. Her eyes are yellowish-green! I love them! She also likes outdoor things like hiking which I find cool because I just barely went hiking like last year and I loved it. I also think she is really unique because she is liked mixed with everything!
     She loves art! Art is something she really seems passionate about. She didn’t expect this class to be the way it is though. She thought it would be more hands on. She took art classes from 6-11th grade. She really liked most of the art that has been up for the past few art galleries.

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Wk 5- Counterfactual Identity Activity

     Today I did my counterfactual identity activity as a someone professional looking man. This is so not me lol. I hate wearing ties, wearing a belt, and tucking in my shirt! But I do look good in it though lol.
     I asked some people around my neighborhood and community where I used to volunteer at how I looked and what major do they think I’m in. Most said I looked very professional and I was a business major. When I told them I’m a pre-nursing major they looked kind of shock.
     This activity was actually kind of fun and funny because some of the responses I got were crazy. I mainly got business man but I also got stuff like lawyer, criminal justice,  and some people thought I was just probably going in for an interview somewhere. It was pretty cool.

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Wk 4- Artist Convo- Scott Burns

     I did my artist conversation on Scott Burns. He was a very shy guy. He didn’t really want to talk, especially about his art. He spoke a little and responded when asked a question but you can tell he really didn’t want to explain anything, especially the story behind his motivation in the creation of his sculptures.
     He really didn’t want to talk about his work but in his writing he said it was art that filled his psychological need to ceeate art. He didn’t want to say much about it but rather his audience experience and interpret it themselves. Idk whether to see that as a huge gamble or awesome.
     I thought his sculptures were freaking awesome. All his pieces of art were unique in there own way. Some had big feet, some had twisted heads but in the overview of it, it was amazing. Idk why I liked it but I really. Mainly the one I posted with this blog.

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Wk 4- Classmate Convo- Craig W.

     I did my classmate conversation on my friend Craig. He is in the pre-nursing program like I am. He has already took his TEAS test for the nursing program and applied. He really wants to be a nurse. I hope he gets in. He went to Valley Christian HS in Cerritos. He works as a painter. He’s 21 and a real chill guy.
     What I find unique about him and really like about him is that he snowboards and surfs. I’ve always wanted to do bith those things but I don’t want to be attacjed by a shark and I have no way to the mountains to snowboard. I hope one day I will be able to do both those things.
     When it came to the art he really liked the sculpture art with the awesome figures like me. He said it was really cool. Idk if he really liked anything else but he did enjoy that one. Its seems to me like he doesn’t really connect with the art mentally but more physically.

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Wk 3- Artist Convo- Christopher Vavrek

     Last week I did my artist conversarion on Christopher Vavrek. He wasnt there so I couldnt ask him about it. It was a piece of artwork that was a sculpture type theme. It was big and took up the whole gallery. It was all types of things put together to express some kind of theme. It went from tv’s to monitors to dvds and more.
     He said his artwork was kind of a reminder of some kind. He said it was that in which the old and forgotten can be put to use and given a meaning. It helps shows where we came from and how much we changed.
     I truly did not get the art at all. I didn’t know what i was looking at or was suppose to get from it. Then to top it off the lighting for it was kind off creepy.  It was very weird, but weird can be good so just because I didn’t get it doesn’t make it sucky. I just didn’t get it.

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Wk 3- Classmate Convo- Sandra M.

     This Thursday I met Sandra. She seems really cool. She is from the city of Artesia. She went to Gahr HS where she ran track and played soccer. She is a freshman at my school of CSULB. Right now she is undeclared but she might do teaching, mainly aiming for high school.
     What I find unique about her is her job. She works on campus as a CP (Communication Partner). It sounds like a real cool job. If I understand correctly she just goes around with a student, typically foreign, and helps w a little communication from the tachers or others that day when needed. Aidk I’d its something I would do but it sounds interesting.
     When it came to the art she was like whatever. Art really isnt hwr thing i think or maybe nothing these past 3 wks interested her. She like the painting of the lake with the greenish aura around it. But most of all she was creeped out about the cutting of the lamb.

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Wk 2- Classmate Convo- Antonio Lavermom

     Today I partnered with Antonio Lavermom. He is not from Long Beach. He came from Sacramento because he wanted to pursue a life in SoCal. Wants be a actor and screen writing. He is going to major in film with an emphasis in writing and minor in theatre with an emphasis in acting. He also ran a mini frat at his high school.
     What i found very unique and cool about him was all the sports he played in. He wrestled, did track (discus and shot put), football, and baseball. He eveb wanted to do gymnastics. What truly amazed me wasvthat even after all that he still was president of three clubs at his High School. He is a really outgoing and amazing guy and I’m glad to have met him.
     He really didn’t care for the artwork. Either he didn’t like it, it didnt interest him, or he just didn’t understand it. Once he saw the artwork with the concrete on the floor and the painting of the lake those actually caught his attention. Like him I also liked the painting of the lake.

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