This weeks art experience was very interesting, especially when compared to Snapchat. I decided to put in my Art care package both art and everyday things that don’t have much value. I put in a bus pass i used when I went to Vegas a few weeks ago, and also a tag that i thought had a pretty nice message. I also had to add the owl art that i had because i love owls. I also added my personal dollar that has PABLO written on it. I wrote PABLO on it because it was based on Kanye West’s new Album.
When comparing this art experience to Snapchat it bring up the age old question of “what is art”. i would say that Snapchat is different from the art care package because snapchat is only images, and on snapchat they disappear after a certain amount of time. This project shows how something so small can have a significance to someone else. In my case it could be anything as small as a tag from a shirt or tickets from a fun time at the arcade. Art is whatever you make it.
I talked to Sam Tan who is a Biology major focusing on molecular cell biology. He told me how the classes are kind of difficult, but he manages to get everything done. He also is trying to get into animation, he even bought some books and is hoping to use adobe to try and learn something new. Sam also likes to watch anime, he told me that he watches all sorts of anime and we began to talk about an anime that we had both watched called Death Note. We also talked about music and how we listen to many kinds, but we found that hip hop like Kanye West and J Cole were some similar interest. Sam also used to play volleyball and told me that he also plays video games like NBA 2k16 and other sport video games.
Artist: Nick Bamford
Media: Wood, foam, clay, mixed media
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Nicks artwork shows his interest of taking apart and putting things together to create something new and amazing. He is about to graduate this semester for his BFA in Ceramics.
His art had many straight lines and lots of color. The media he used was clay, paint, lights, grocery cart, plastic skulls, fake legs, and so much more. The way his is set up makes each one seem like its own new creation even though each lit up in the same dark room. He took five days to make his piece that had a grocery cart in it.
Nick’s artwork is meant to show new emotion to art. By adding the neon and black lights he is able to portray a new experience to his art.By doing this he feels that is brings more uniqueness and artistic meaning.
The moment I enter into the exhibit i was mesmerized by the use of light to give off a new mood when looking at art. I liked how the lights were set up so that it looked like beams of light coming out of the art. The way everything is positioned on top of each other made my eyes keep moving to different spots and notice all the small details put into it. His exhibit was like entering a rave and seeing the black light, all that was missing was the bass filled music.
Artist: Jennifer Chen
Media: Digital Printmaking/Painting
This weeks artist was Jennifer Chen.Jennifer Chen is on her final semester here at CSULB in the School of art. She uses photoshop on top of her paintings and the rest of her art.She layers her art to give her art a uniqueness and realistic look. Jennifer Chen also has an undergraduate in biology. Once she graduates she said she wants to teach print making.
Her artwork looks realistic yet still obviously changed by her. When i saw her art, It reminded me of a game i use to play online where they would show you a map and you had to guess wherein the world it was located. Her art reminds me of this game because it looks like a real life map.Her art varies in size, the bigger means the more detail that goes into it. Her art also uses paint and makes her art rally more interesting because it makes me think of all the different steps to making the art She also uses the color to make the art look distorted in a way.
Her art also shows the relationship that people have with nature. what would be normal nature scenery has now become something else because of human greed. She shows the destruction of nature and how nature just takes it.Google maps also plays a part in her artwork, her art is also based on the perspective of the trees and the suburban areas
I actually enjoyed her art, when looking at it i cant help but feel like I am like a bird looking at a distorted/warped world. I liked the use of color to make a unique piece of art.
This week we did Location Based Gaming (LBG) and we had to use the Geocache app to find someone elses object. I decidded to go get a small box and put it at the park near my house. I call my Geocache What’s in the box ??? The coordinates to my box are
I decided to put some tiny animals into mine along with a note, and i placed it where i believe not many people would walk by it. I chose to put in the animals because i thought that since the whole point is to go outside, might as well go outside and search for an animal or two. Finding something two house the toys was the most difficult part, but after going to Micheal’s I was able to leave the small box in a corner. I chose this park beacus ei remember always walking to it to play as a child, so when i walked onto the grass it felt like a jump back in time. Instead of playing on the playground like i used to, I’m playing a location based game. I thought to myself that instead of an object it would be cooler to just write a note on what the place means to us instead of just off on a scavenger hut. It would be nice to find someones Geocache and find that that spot was where someone proposed, or that that spot was where someone got into a big fight.
Part 2: finding!
When it came to finding a geocache, I saw through the app that there was really only one near me so i went out to go find it. I went to the corner of Walnut and South street and started my search. The only hit that was put on the app was “GC”. I went looking around and at first I saw a Gorilla stuffed animal on the door of the building at the corner, but I knew that was not it because the app told me i was still 20 feet away. I used the app to finally get closer and closed until I decided to look down, and there it was!!! Crazy to think that someone was passing by and put this on the ground while the cement was still went, and even crazier that someone decided to Geocache that small writing. Just the act of looking around trying to find something that we dont know was really fun, and over all I had a good experience trying to find this little thing that to most people would be meaningless.