There was a very interesting piece displayed in the galleries this week. It was in the Gotav East gallery and it was a very vibrant and complex painting. It immediately captured my attention and I was determined to write my view of this piece. There were a few other large paintings, very similar to this one, displayed in the gallery, as well, however, this one was more gripping. It was a large painting that took up an entire wall. The colors used are quite captivating. From afar, one can immediately see the presence of a powerful tree with the various bright and dark reds used to create it and the glorified temple, with its golden hues andivine presence. this piece had very bright colors for the sun. the blue contracts very nice to the darkness of the picture. Dulla’s strokes in this painting is also another element that adds to the complexity and texture of the piece. Dulla states that his work is “oriented and spontaneous.” He also explains that all the elements including the detailed strokes parallels chaos theory also known as “the butterfly effect.” This concept is highlight that something can seem insignificant can actually make a bigger impact. I like that Dulla played with this concept and added it to this piece.
this week i interviewed an awesome person who happened to be a film major. Her name is Yesenia Chavez and loves making videos on her own time. She is a first year at CSULB and commutes from Downy. She went to Warren High school. She is really passionate about film and believes it is one of the best ways to express a thought. her page is awesome and contains some of her film projects. I asked her more about why she decided to choose film and she said that she really got into it in high school. at her high school they did like morning announcements over the tvs on campus. or at least i think that’s the way she described it. and she got involved with the recording and editing. she seemed to really liked it so now she would like to study film. since its her first year it too early to say what she exactly wants to do but I wish her the best of luck here at the university.
3 favorite activities
1. the opportunity to show people that graffiti is not just vandalism
2. enjoyed the drawing yourself activity specially because it was on a mobile app
3. i enjoyed the vlog simply because it put me out of my confort zone and now i feel like i can do that again
3 least favorite
1. alternative identity assignment was a nightmare because i didnt want to put myself in a way to make me look dumb.
2.plaster casting was a drag because of my tight work schedule, i didnt get the time to go to the beach\
3.the kickstarter activity was not a good one for me because i didnt really have a well focused plan plus i didnt have enough time to plan an awesome plan
the plates are designed like a cross. It depends on the angle and mentality at which you decide to look at the piece with. For some reason the plates really drew me in. The lighting also casted shadows beneath the plates which gave it a more intense look. In my picture, the plates look a little like they were floating, but again it’s just the shadows. I thought it was pretty cool something as random as plates could be made into art. I could not exactly decipher or understand what they piece was supposed to represent. Honestly to me, it looked cool and that is why I picked this piece. All in all, the piece was interesting to look at and the lighting made it look even better. It was an awesome display.\
Learning about the exhibit, I figured out that there were 145 plates. These were made with stoneware clay and a satin white glaze fired to about 2250 degrees Fahrenheit. This is incredibly hot, and it only makes me wonder the process behind these plates. Something so simple was made with so much care. Knowing this process gives more valuable to the plates. This is amazing work and facts! the simplicity of this project is what attracted me so much …check out his page https://wordpress.com/tag/gatov-west/
Richard chavez is a freshman mechanical engineering student and commutes from Downy. He is a Lakers fan and we spoke about sports for a while. I told him i was going to a Lakers game this \weekend. He was a great guy to ,meet i could tell he was passionate about his major. check out his page its awesome.http://richardchavezblog.com/
Richard attended Downey High school home of the Vikings. Before his high school life had came to an end he knew he wanted to come to CSULB since it was his first choice school. Richard is also a FC Barcelona fan and for that I give him a thumbs up! since that is also my favorite team! During our gallery walk I asked Richard about the art pieces he had seen over the weeks that have gone by. He says that he loves the art pieces even though he does not understand many of the themes. We agreed that some were too complicated to understand but he said that was the beauty of it, it’s complications.
So we are going to be drawing this in three steps guys
I had so much fun drawing this anime from famous pokemon. Its creative because the lower evolution of charizard is wearing a charizard sweater.