This week I did my artist conversation on Rachel Price. She is a sophomore and pre-psychology major at my school CSULB. She may want to do children psychology. She went to Los Al High School. She lives in Cypress and commutes. She played soccer all four years in high school. She also likes reggae and she is Christian.
Rachel was very chill. She likes to skateboard, preferably long boards, which I found cool cause I just started to learn myself two months ago. She also likes movies and like me she prefers to watch it then read it. I like action over comedy more but she prefers comedy over action, so we are flipped on that. She actually loved the Harry Potter series which I never fully saw and she was kind of in like wth mode about that lol. She was really cool to talk too.
She thinks class is chill. It kind of just fills a requirement for her, but she does like art. She actually likes to draw and paint on her free time. For her she rather do it then look at it. She thought the class activities were fun though because it helped with her hands on need.
This week I did my artist conversation on Timothy Cooper. He wasn’t there but his art was kind of interesting. His art was of 145 little plates that were made of stoneware clay and satin white glaze. It looked like a plus sign or medical sign. It was in a somewhat darkened room. It was called Something that means Something.
Timothy saw his art as something that bore witness to the ability of multiple individuals to work together to produce a positive personal, social, and aesthetic experience. His view is that the most important materials in art are community, time, and personal desires. He says that the plates carried some kind of resonance that all objects, at one time, served as a practical, personal, or communal need.
I really like it for some reason. I think since it looked like a medical sign and I’m going into medicine it just caught my interest. I wish I could’ve talked to him about it. It was actually the only one that caught my eye that day so that may have been another reason why. I can not wait to see more amazing art in the remaining weeks.
This week was do your own thing week. Truthfully I had no idea what to do but then I thought, while eating my Reeses Puff. Design something that means a lot to you with something you like. So with that I decided to spell out friends and outline my hand print as like my signature of somewhat with one of my favorite cereals, Reeses Puff. Friendship means a lot to me. I’d rather be out chilling with friends then chilling in my bed at home. Friends make life less lonely and more understandable. Without someone by your side to help you and complete you then you are alone and in sorrow for all days ahead of you. I actual thought the Reeses Puff went well with this because it shows two flavors that are good alone but even better when with eachother. This was an amazing activity and I’m glad I came up with this idea of mine.
This week I did my artist conversation on Wesley Hicks. I was actually in a rush on Thursday cause I had an exam that day I wanted to study for so I thought he wasn’t there so I just took a picture of his art and left, but then I think he should up. Some say he did but others didn’t so I don’t know if he really came or not. All I know is his art was a bunch of different sculptures and some really caught my eye. The one I chose is a set of goldish different shapes.
Hicks says that his art is him reflected back at the world through a hazy mirror. He says his art is of unknown origins and only the way he presents and arranges them gives them context. He believes art should be linked through ideas and concepts and have values both economically and spiritually that benefit those who appreciate it.
I really liked this piece of his. I don’t really know why though. It just caught my eye. Maybe it was the goldish color since I like gold but it just looked kind of cool. I had no idea what they were suppose to mean though. I’m not that in depth with art but as long as it sheds light for him and others that understand him then that’s good with me.
This week I did my artist conversation on Lindsey Karasawa. She is a sophomore at CSULB. She is majoring in Nutrition in Dietetics. To some it up she investigates peoples needs and what they need to help provide healthier eating habits. She is also in a club for her major called Student Dietetoc Association. She is from Cypress and commute. She went to Cypress High School.
The first thing I realized about her that was amazing was her name. It’s Lindsey! How cool is that!? That was kind of a fun thing we laughed about. She seems ver chilled and laid back. She said she will definitely get her Masters after which I found cool cause she was so determimed when she said it and I’m still like idk if I should get mine.
This art class is just an art class for her. She likes seeing all the nice artwork and the cool class structure in how we meet new people every week. In other words she respects art but it’s just not her thing. As a result she actually gave it a personal rating of 6 1/2 out of 10, but if it would be a overall rating based on the class and the things we see and do it would be higher, she says.
I could not think of a good way in which I wanted to die but I thought with who as a reminder by my side. All around me are toys but not just any old toys, they are the toys of my loving dog. She means a lot to me and if there is anything I would be happy to die beside or thinking about it be her. There would be more but she would be one of my main so I figured I should have all the things that are apart of her around me.
This week I did my artist conversation on three people; Marguerite Freed, Yee Li, and Sophia Dao’s. All their peices were pretty awesome but the one that caught my eye was a piece of artwork created by 16 individual pieces. It looked like a design that was put together by random shapes and lines with colors that communicated with each other.
The artist tried to create anxiety of some sort from their art piece. They said that they wanted to express feelings of claustrophobia. This is a fear of tight/cramp spaces. The colors, shapes, and other elements used helped create that feeling of anxiety by make it appear as though a lot is going on at once. It kind of referred to life it self.
When I first looked at this art work I was like wow. It really caught my eye and I don’t really know why that is. Maybe it was the colors used or the way it was set up but it was awesome. I don’t know about it making me feel claustrophobic cause it didn’t but it was cool to look at. Its shapes and lines somehow went together.
This week I met Yesenia Chavez. She is a freshman at CSULB. Right now she is undeclared, but she is thinking that she may become a film major. She is not in any club or Sororities and she doesn’t plan on joining any anytime soon. She lives and commutes from Downey. She went to Warren High School. She really likes the campus and hopes to continue enjoying it here.
It wasn’t really an active talk because we didn’t know really what to talk about but we didn’t catch a little something when she said she went to Warren High School. I told her how I used to know nothing of the Downey area but now I go almost once every week. I told her I go down to hang out with my friend who actually coaches football at Warren. She was like wow and talked about how she may do her classmate conversation on him next time.
This class doesn’t really interest her, like she really isn’t into art. It has nothing to do with the class being horrible cause she actually think its koo, but its just not her thing. She said she has to take it for pre-major and it looked pretty easy. For now she is just going to lay back and she what else this class can come up with and hopefully something really catches her attention.
This week I did my artist conversation on Heather Hassenbein. Her art was a bunch of either melded metal or polymer clay. Polymer clay is her main material in most of her art pieces. It looked like a bunch of rubberbands at first but then when I got closer the image was totally different. I don’t know what it is suppose to be exactly but it was awesome.
Heather views her work as creating moments that evoke a sense of beauty, nostalgia, and jubilation. She truly enjoys what she does and loves the little details in things. She gets most of her ideas for her pieces through her own day to day environments. She love making work centered on aesthetics. She adapts to each one of her art pieces and as a result her creations are formed.
I really liked her piece especially this one. She also had a flower one but this one caught my eye. I just really like how the colors went together and how cool looking it was. I can’t say I really got an idea on what was trying to be expressed, if something was trying to be said, but even so I would like to see more.
This week I did my classmate conversation on Richard Chavez. He is a freshman and currently undeclared. Right now he is taking 16 units. He is planning to declare himself as a mechanical engineer next spring. He also is thinking about whether he should join a fraternity next spring. He has a passion for both basketball and soccer. He also says he doesn’t like to just sit around and that he enjoys being active whenever possible.
Richard was really cool to talk to. Even though all we talked about was the typical Art 110 classmate convo questions I could tell he could become a really good friend. He is also a friend of one of my friends and my week 8 classmate conversation person, Alonzo. I’m glad I spoke with him.
When it comes to art he kind of enjoys it. He likes the overall creativity of most of the artist. When it comes to the class he says it has helped him become more outgoing than usual. He also says it helped improve his overall sense of creativity.