This is the last and final artist blog for my Art 110 class! This week I did my artist conversation on Troy Rounseville. His art work was instruments! Awesome! He had a drum, guitar, turn table, and my favorite a piano. I didn’t use the piano pic cause it came out blurry so I borrowed my friends guitar pic that played sounds through a machine. This art was very unique.
Troy believed as technology advanced the experience of communication through technology will become more real. He said that the lines where reality ends and virtual reality begins will become blurry. He believes that see eachother through a screen of some aort can be just as real as a face-to-face conversation. I actually wish I got to meet him. He may have been pretty cool and nice.
I just thought it was really cool to since I like music, mainly beats, and nobody was playing it. It really caught my attention. I’m not really good at knowing the actual artist of a sound but I domt love the soumd most songs make. I actually just went to a Jazz concert the other day, which was very cool. This may well be one of my favorites.
This week I did my artist conversation on Brittnee Forline. The first thing you had to know before looking at her art was the word Finifugal. It means hating endings; of someone who tries to avoid or prolong the final moments of a story, relationship, or some other journey. I actually like the word now cause I hate endings. Well ones that shouldn’t have ended the way they did at least. I did her piece of the ring that looked kind of like a mini crown on a piece of chain armor.
Brittnee saw life as aways changing, which I agree with, and was only looking to find some kind of stability. She uses metals to help hold concepts and moments she doesn’t want to let go of. Her body of work is an attempt to avoid endings and prolong the many journeys that has brought her joy.
I think her work is cool. I really just liked all the rings and necklaces, especially the ring that looked like a mini crown. I also love her finifugal meaning behind her work. I hope she can hang on to the things and journeys she holds dear for a very long time.
This weeks activity was to teach someone one of the activities we did in the past or some other aspect of art. I decided to show them about the drawing app activity we did called French Girls. I had two friends do it and they drew each other. They said they really enjoyed it. They couldn’t stop laughing at there drawings. It was so much fun showing them this app and having them do art!!!
This class, Art 110 Visual Art, was actually a really fun class. I’m not going to lie. The fact that there was no test made this class so awesome. Professor Glenn was an amazing and understanding Professor. All of the extra credit also made the class easy and amazing. There is no way to fail this class so I don’t feel nothing more needs to be added. Its a fun and easy class.
My favorite 3 activities in this class are Plaster Casting, Spray Painting, and Landscapes. Plaster Casting was one of my favorites because we got to get out, go to the beach, and have fun by making sculptures of our bodies. Spray Painting was also the same, even though I couldn’t go to the beach for this one, but to top it off we got to spray paint! My last favorite was the Landscape activity. I just thought it was really cool and easy. I got to be dead around something I cared. I don’t know why I like it.
My least favorite 3 activities in this class are Kickstarter, Counterfactual Identity, and ePortfolio. Kickstarter was just annoying and hard to think about. Counterfactual was kind of the same. I didn’t know what to do with each. My last least favorite was the ePortfolio cause I had to change something on the web design which I didn’t really get I’m the first place. It helped me understand it better but was still annoying to figure it out.
This week I met Alan Vu. He is a sophmore at my school, CSULB. He is in the pre-major of Speech Language Pathology, which is a form of Speech Therapy. He is in Phi-Kappa-Tau, which is a Fraternity. Alan is also in the Speech Language Pathology Club. He even dorms as a residental assistant (RA). He is from Salinas, CA and went to Salinas HS. Salinas is kind of a little farm town.
He seems to be a really cool guy. Alan seems very active and interacts with his school a lot. He decided to do speech therpy because it didnt involve math and he really wanted to help people. We had a little something in common with the fact that we both played football. He also ran track though which I didn’t do.
Visual art is not really his thing. He said he could appreciate it but it doesnt catch hos attention as in wanting to do it. He is more towards the music aspect of art. He took this class because it is an easy A and fulfills a requirement, but he really does enjoy the class though.
This week I met Alonzo Urita. Its funny cause I was hanging out with him this whole time with my other friend Michelle and I didn’t even know he was in my class. He is a freshman pursuing a career as an engineer. Right now he is declared as an mechanical engineer. He first came in thinking of doing graphic design but he changed his mind. He is full Mexican. He played volleyball in high school. He went to Downey High and is now living in south gate.
Alonzo wasn’t that much of a talkative guy with me but I did notice that when it came to people he really did know he was very talkative. Maybe he doesn’t just like me, idk lol. We also hang out with the same people but never talk. It’s so weird. I hope I’m able to get to know him more.
He didn’t really know much about art, but he decided to take art to experience it and meet new people. He seems to be enjoying it so far because most of the art seemed kind of cool to him. He can’t wait to see what else we are going to do.
Last week was a crazy one indeed. I didn’t notice this art that I am doing today because I was in a rush for a test I needed to study for but it was awesome and I’m glad he told me about. He said it looked like a place to worship demons, and I was like really? When I saw a picture of it I was amazed. The room was pitch black with a ton of candles that lite the room but it did not entirely illuminate the dark. It also had a freaky mask.
I didn’t get to talk to her personally but my friend said she spoke as if her art was magically. Like she wanted it to be like a magical being. He said she seem as if her art was like God like. Like it was a huge divine thing. Even though it looked so dark in a way.
I thought it was one of the best art pieces I saw in awhile. I didn’t really know if it was actually a place of demon/devil worship, regular worship, or if it was like a memorial but it was cool looking. I truly wish I had got the opportunity to see it in person.
The spray paint activity last week was something I really wanted to do but I didn’t have the ride or money for it at the time. I still decided to attempt it this week but I didn’t turn out as amazing as I wanted it to be.
I decided to use a black background w green and gray spray paint but the paint didn’t come out that well. I’m guessing them cheap spray paints played me. But as I was doing it I notices an aura around where I sprayed and i kinda liked it, so I went w it. So basically it ended up being black letters w a greenish outline. I wish I could’ve of completely did the activity at the beach but hey I had to work w what I had.
Emmanuel is one of my best bros. I have known him since freshman year of high school. We both played football in HS as well. He is a very chill and laid back guy. He can be very abusive to a persons thigh though lol. He is a freshman and varsity coach at Warren High School. From that one might be able to tell that he wants to coach college in the near future. Football, Starwars, Jesus, and Lord of the Rings is his life.
What I find very unique about him is faith. He says he is not religious in which people can argue if they want but it won’t offend him. He says he has a relationship with Jesus and I kind of find that amazing. He always carrying he bible where ever he goes and if he by chance forgets it he always has little flashcards with verses on them. He tries his best to memorize as many verses as he can. It truly amazes me.
When it comes to art he may not really be interested from what I see and hear. It’s not that he doesn’t like it because some are cool to him, but mainly because he may not understand them. This class is interesting in a way he says with how the professor is doing it but art itself may not be his thing.
This week’s activity was actually pretty funny because I suck at drawing but others looked just as bad as mine lol. All the pics I saw was really cool. Some had amazing skills and others were still in Kindergarten. My drawing came out horrible but the person who drew me and my friend had me dying. It was a really cool activity.