Week 15- artist interview- Elia Murray

Got to meet Elia today and was so friendly and easy to talk to!. She Does pet portrits  just to have fun. But over the summer she is starting her own job where people can order these pet drawings, paintings or sculptures. All orders can be made on her website. She is starting to learn needle felting for these portrits. Also she molded and sculpted pets and then painted it, which are also for sale! The process used is called super sculpting. 

Her dad was an illustrator and mom is an artist. Highschool started to serious art. Parents almost forced her into doing art in college! Agin she was Very friendly and funny lady. 

Oh and she also writes poetry and short story’s. And publishes books from there. One book was on why a black bare became a polar bear. She would love to be a character designer/ character fabrication for a career and is hoping for an internship at stupid buddies !  



Week 15- student interview- Pablo Gonzalez 

So I got to meet and talk to Pablo this week! He is a very nice guy and a local like me, he did cross country and track at Los al, which has our rivals for water polo back in highschool! I asked if he still runs and he said ovation ally but which school he stays kind of busy, I mentioned how it’s only going to get worse haha. He doesn’t work which should help relieve him of some time stress. I also slaked about what times he was running for track and he was a quick runner! Especially for the 1 and 2 mile race.

He is a 1st year at Csulb studying mechanical engineering. Which is what I wanted to do in highschool so I can go into the creation of prostetic limbs! We then went into talking about internships and I mentioned how bowing hires a lot of interns from here and he should get an early start on that since he wants to hopefully work for bowing out of college!


Week 14- student interview- Rachel goodaker & Gibson reedy


For this week the three of us decided to do a group interview! We focused on what was in plan for over the summer and Rachel shahid that her family is doing a camping trip out in central California that they do every year! They used to do a new spot every year but they have loved this spot so much that they decided to make this one their go to spot! And Gibson, well he has plans to head back to Oregon which is so beautiful out there! As for me, most likely stay around Southern California and work haha. Go on some hikes here and there and also the beach but we will see what there is to come!!

Week 13- artist interview- Marty Knop

I found Marty reading a book at the table when I first approached him, but when I began talking to him I found him very easy to talk to!! I found out how he created these amazing designs. They were done with an interesting process. He had first created these designs by coding a formula in a program called mathimatica, he then blows up these images using the presses of silk screen, for his colored prices he actually used bear house paint! 

I really enjoyed this gallery because it tied into our algorithmic art activity we recently did! And I was able to hold my own in a conversation about coding because my brother is a computer scientists! Great gallery this week with a very positive artist!

Week 13- student interview- Joseph Cardoso

So this week I had the chance to talk to Joseph Cardoso! He is a sophomore and is majoring in human development. I had to ask him to help me distinguish the difference between human and children development! He lives in Long Beach just like me, but went to poly high school instead of Wilson like me. He was not into highschool sports, but enjoy running!

 Apart from English and Spanish, he learned some German, crazy to think he knows almost 3 languages. He enjoys creating Digital art on his free time which I find interesting! He focuses on 3D modeling and give his models out for free. His goals is to ultimately become a counselor and also to explore the world!



Week 12- activity- algorithmic art

so for this art project I was excited because my brother is a computer science major and have written code to form programs for this specific need!!! But of course he misplaced these files not allowing me to use them for this project…

It was difficult finding a website that did not require downloading software to creat this art, but I did eventually find this website called silk, which mirrors everything over the center. And with that I created a tree!!


I really enjoyed doing this, I had to play around with it at first to get a feel for how the later works but after 10 min I was able to creat this tree! Very fun project overall just wished there were more websites to choose from.

Week 12- artist interview- Piet Epping

From even befor class started I knew that Piet Epping was very friendly. Around 10 min before class was starting he announced to the class that he was just getting coffee, reassuring us that he wasn’t leaving! 

When in the gallery he Spoke about a piece he made called Christianity crystallize. Which he told us signifies Jesus through many signs like pierced hands and feet, spear in the hard, the cross he was crucified on, the pice itself represents a tombstone. He then went on to say that Christianity may “crystallize” over time. He is very knowledgeable of religion, Christianity in particular.

He went on to speed about one of my favorite pieces with a ridiculously long name! Songharijaneszzchee Unman, he described how her face has both happiness and sadness, just like life. Then about her full breast shows that she had had kids that have both brought her happiness. A backpack on her back shows how life can weigh you down, but you have to keep on walking. And finally the pot on her hear is like an ern that represents all her love ones to pass away, like grandparents, parents, and possible even one of her children.

I love haw he describes to you exactly what the art represents, and it is not left up to interpretation, that’s just how my mind works! And the passion he has in his art you can feel and understand. This was one of my favorites just because of the artist himself, because of how passionate and informative he was.