Wk 10- Landscape with a Corpse Activity

    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.

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Wk 10- Artist Convo- Marguerite Freed, Yee Li, and Sophia Dao’s

     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.

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Wk 10- Classmate Convo- Yesenia Chavez

     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.

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Wk 9- Artist Convo- Heather Hassenbein

     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.

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Wk 9- Classmate Convo- Richard Chavez

     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.

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Wk 9- About Me Video Activity

This week’s activity is a video blog about us. This activity wasn’t hard at all and I kind of enjoyed it because I kept messing up lol. I did have to read off a script I created though so that I could do it cause I messed up like six times, but it’s all good. I hope you enjoy this video and my site.

Wk 8- ePortfolio Activity

     This activity involved me having to get used to WordPress and its functions. I tried to do it like 2 hours before it was due thinking it would be easy but it ended being more confusing and difficult for me then I thought.
     At first I couldn’t figure out how to make the menu and widgets work with my original theme and by the time I figured it out I had already picked a more easy, understandable, and decent looking theme. I really like my new theme because it’s so easy to understand. It also had a cool nature header designs so that made me happy. My old theme was just cool cause of the starry background, other than that it sucked.
     This assignment was a good one because it helped you get used to WordPress if you didn’t understand it before. I added a calendar, WordPress sign in, recent posts, archives, recent comments, categories, and my pictures all to my side bar. I decided to leave the menu with just the home and about tabs, but I might modify it again later. For now though I am happy with my theme and I hope others enjoy it as well.

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Wk 8- Artist Convo- Kiyomi Fukui

This week I did my artist conversation on Kiyomi Fukui. She wasn’t there in person to talk to but her art caught my eye. It was a desk with a bunch of rocks on it. It also had dust, soil, and other particulates in and on it.
Kiyomi said she experienced a death scene with a bird and it really talked to her. She said death is inevitably and unpredictable. She did this piece as a shrine offering to the cat and as a reminder that death can approach a person any moment in there life whether foreseen or unexpected.
I really liked the desk. I don’t know why but it grabbed my attention to the max. It was like a memorial to something, or maybe more like a creation just to show beautiful from what nature holds. This art was the best I have seen out of all of them.

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Wk 8- Classmate Convo- Alonzo Urita

     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.

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Wk 7- Artist Convo- Kenita Hale

     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.

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