Prem is a Computer Science major like me. He is a second year at CSULB and I actually have him in some of my classes. I remember I had CECS 100 and Math 323 with Prem our first semester here. We didn’t really talk to each other much though but now we’ve gotten closer these past 2 years. I’ll be seeing Prem in my upper division courses so it’s nice to have him as a good friend.
This week was different from all the other weeks. All the galleries had art work from numerous artists. It was nice to see all the creative minds in the School of Art. My favorite artist at the showing was Ashley Roland. Her art consisted of fantasy creatures like dragons. Who doesn’t love dragons?! They are awesome flying, fire breathing, and powerful creatures. I have always had a liking for dragons ever since I was a little kid. Imagine being able to tame a dragon like Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. You’ll save so much gas money because now you can fly everywhere. You can fight off bad people and do all the good stuff. But it’s probably harder than it sounds. Continue reading
Recapturing the Moment.
Check out Shihori Nakayama’s website at http://shihoriart.com/
I was so amazed by how detailed Nakayama’s art was. Normally I would prefer the simpler things but I really enjoyed Nakayama’s gallery. You’d think that with so many things going on in her print that you’d be easily distracted or find it hard to focus but that is not the case. Her drawings aren’t like a “Where’s Waldo?” kind of thing, where only one little part of the picture is important, but every little detail of Nakayama’s drawings is important. Her art work is based off of her personal life, hence the name Recapturing the Moment. She is “interested in trying to create a world that engages viewers to look closely into all the details and be lost in that moment.” And honestly that is exactly what happened when I was looking at her art work. I came in and closely examined her art and got caught up in the moment.
Soojin Kim is a friend of my friend, Prem. From my interview, I found out that she went to the same high school as Prem, Cerritos High School. However, Soojin is a year younger than Prem and me since she is only a first year here at CSULB. She played water polo and did swim back in high school. Sometimes she still goes back to practice with the team. She is also a member of the water polo club here on campus. Another sport she plays is golf. Her parents really enjoy it and want her to play gold with them but she doesn’t like it as much as they do.
This is the last activity of the semester! This week’s activity is algorithmic art which is pretty much just art created by a set of rules or instructions. So my set of instructions will allow one to produce soft paper! For this activity you’ll only need a piece of paper. I used standard 20lb printer paper.
I’ve been wanting to do ceramics for a while now but have yet to get a chance. So seeing how there was a ceramic gallery, I of course had to check it out. Each and every one of Cox’s work is very unique. If you look closely, you can see a story that is carved into the pots. The stories come from her own personal experiences. Most of which I am sure we can all relate to or at least understand.
This week I ran into a familiar face! I remember J from my Physics 151 Lab from last Spring semester. J’s first name is just one letter. I thought this was really unique because I always thought it was “Jay” instead. He is a 3rd year and is majoring in Computer Engineering. J is a local Long Beach resident and lives about 2 blocks from CSULB. Living pretty close to school is pretty convenient because you save a lot of gas from commuting and a lot of money because you don’t have to dorm. However, some people want to get away from home but if that was the case they should just go to a school far away. J also works on campus as a technician for the 49ers shop. Although he is employed by the school, he doesn’t get employee parking. Would’ve been awesome if he did though.