Wk 15- Classmate conversation-Rejina Hernandez

Regina is a Sophomore who is majoring in Comparative world Literature, and minoring in creative writing.She enjoys reading lots and lots of books, and also likes to relax and watch Netflix.  Regina also likes to bike ride with her friends at the beach and loves the sun. She works hard and studies hard to get good grades She said that taking this class was unexpected but she enjoys  looking at all the art. She is planning on taking some classes during the summer here at csulb and cant wait for summer to begin. Overall, she is very nice and friendly.


Wk 15- artist conversation- Nancy Young

Artist: Nancy Young

Exhibition: As The Crow Flies

Media: Printmaking, Ink, Mono prints, Wood, Lithography, Acid, Reliefs, Etching, Metal

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery

Website: No Website

Instagram: No Instagram

Amy young is a print maker here at CSULB majoring in print making and about to graduate this semester.She enjoys gardening at her house in Costa Mesa, she finds it very relaxing. Her focus on printmaking shows her attention to detail,and she spoke about how she used to want to be a graphic designer.

Her printmaking consisted of different types of ways to create her art, which I found really interesting. I learned that there are multiple ways of printmaking, and the ones she uses are  intaglio, serigraphy, mono print,lithography, and relief. She uses all these techniques but explained how she used Lithography to make darker lines by soaking the metal with acid.


Her art depicts crows, and she says she that she believes they have a different perspective than what people see, and she says that it is that reason that she chose it as her main art in her show. She spoke about how she would put herself in a new perspective like a crow and by doing this she could look at anything different like California or even her home. She also compared her art journey to crows because it resembles how the crow will nest once it finds the right location, just how it was for her to find printmaking.

Overall, her artwork had a lot of detail in it and I find that the techniques used are amazing. Most of her art was in black and white, and i was able to see each carve and line that was used to create her crows. I also enjoyed what the crows represented, it shows how she is motivated and how that motivation can create beauty.

Wk 14 – Art Experience – Sketching in the Garden

This weeks art experience was very relaxing.  I decided to take pictures of mostly trees but I also liked the water dropping from the bamboo.  I also decided to take pictures of the material that makes up the Japanese garden for my abstract photos. I chose wood, stone, and a flower. The picture of the single flower is also one of my favorite because it stands out with the green leaves. For the drawings I found it very fun because I haven’t had the time to draw in a while. Doing this reminded me of times when I would do alot of art.

My abstract drawings were also very interesting.  I decided to do a blind contour of the flower I saw which was difficult but fun. I also did a normal contour of a waterfall and I made a small structure into a house with a person fishing in it. I like abstract drawing because it forces a person to use their imagination and look at things differently.