Week 12- student interview- Hunter Dimas 

So me and Hunter promised eatchother that we would interview eatchother because we talked before spring break and found out we went to the same highschool that was right down the street!

I learned that he was a Florensic science major. He took a class in highschool but he said it was a joke! But he is majoring in this career hoping to become a firearm/tool marks position at the police department. Which is basically figuring out what gun was used in a murder or what tools were used to break into a house, ect. I find that this career is very interesting and like that he really has a vision on what he wants to do!

I wanted to catch up on how Wilson was doing, my old highschool since he is a year younger than me. Come to find, he knows my cousin! We discussed many aspects of the school but one thing that stuck out to me was that someone paid for every student to take for 2 free AP test on them! Which would of been amazing of that was the year before!!! But Hinter was a great guy to talk to and I enjoyed catching up on my old highschool!



Week 11- activity- plaster hand

So this weekend was unfortunately a very busy weekend studying and I didn’t have time to get to the beach. But fortunately I had everything at home to do the project!!! At first I tried doing a fist for the mold, but with my large fist and small wrist, this did not work out and I changed it up after 5 attempts. Taking on the open hand I found to be easier because it allowed for an easy removal out of the sand, I was just worried about breaking fingers after it dried.

I had my dad help me out because he is manager of a dental lab and deals with making molds all day!!! He was great help with the consistency of the sand and plaster but it took awhile for the plaster to dry because the sand remained moist in the bucket. I took it out after 40 minutes and two fingers still fell off! But I just placed them back on for the picture…. I think this project made me think the most about the process and how to remove the plaster but overall it was a great project!!!! 


Week 11- artist interview-  Kruse and Pena



I had a great experience walking into the art of these two guys art gallery, They introduced themselves by there last name Kruse Pena. When first stepping in, car bumpers were on each side,I was curious as to why they were there. When I asked the artists, they responded that those bumpers were there to act as a frame to their art piece. It really did feel like you were stepping into the art when entering the room.

When first stepping in you are surrounded by art in all six directions.  There was plywoods with their spray-painted artwork. There was a sign in the back that has been altered and rearrange that they salvage from the city, which I found to be one of the most interesting pieces. Also that the floor was littered with paper as if it represented a rural city street. I loved how I was engulfed by the art and had limitless things to look at.

To top that off they placed their artwork/paintings over this backroom. One of my favorite pieces was of this man and it was painted and black-and-white. But what caught my eye was the texture that seem to be coming off the paper. When I asked the artist if this was textured he responded that it was done through a press method by etching into a sheet of metal the design and then laying over a paper with ink on the metal. These were almost the same method that we learned earlier!!!! Here is the picture of the man below 


From the trash on the ground to the spray-painted walls, to the foraged sign, to the art on the wall to the bumper frame, this display was by far one of my favorites and we even exchanged instagrams between eatchother!

Week 11- student interview- Oumar Kamara

So I got a chance to have an interview with Oumar today which was really exciting because we have got to know each other in the past. He came through the boxing room when I was running it one day and I taught him a few things about boxing, and made sure he got a good workout on top of that! Anyways when interviewing him I found that he went to Arkansas last week for his brothers wedding, and he was a groomsman! He is a 2nd year like me, a business major like me, but he is focused on international Buisness. I actually made a suggestion to home to look into an internship at the port of long beach or LA. And he was very fond of that idea!

Oumar dorms, he is originally from San Diego but was born in New York. One interesting fact though is that his family is originally from Senegal, in west Africa, and he lived there from the age of 8- 15! Then Sophomore year of highschool he came to San Diego.

Oumar is a great guy and I hope to see him back in the rec center sharpening up his skills in boxing!!



Week 10- activity- the Min show/ Spartan kick

The Video!

Watch video above before reading post.

So this here is my girlfriend Sofia, and this is how this all went down. We had just finished taking pictures of eatchother a hands so I can use it for a project that I was planning and I got a little distracted. I was distracted on snapchat and I saw her just sitting on her bed like that, so I posted a picture of my foot up saying “should I spartan kick ” and added it to my story, then I waited a few minutes and then boom it just happened. I could not stop replaying the snap because she had know idea it was coming because her headphones were still in her ears! And she even said “I’m going to marry Ellen” talking about Ellen DeGeneres of course! But I just thought this video was so funny and perfect I ended up actually using this instead of the hands one! I really hope whoever watches the video gets a good laugh out of it like I did! 

Week 10- artist interview-Kaclica Chhin



I had a very interesting conversation with the artist this week Kaclica Chhin and her friend Jenifer Chrin. This art work was very unusual at first but after reading the artist paper I realized her focus on body and image acceptance and push away from this censorship society.
I wasn’t to sure what the long “leafy” thing was at first so I asked her and she asked what I saw and I thout it was some sort of plant based nature sculpture but I also pointed out how this showroom wasn’t about plants. She then went on to clarify for me that it was a penis made out of female genitilia parts. Which was a vary interesting twist! Also I asked where she got the molds of the breast and genitals and she said that they were mostly volunteers from her family.
We wrapped up with the main topic of our discussion on how this ties into what I want to do for my career. I dream of owning a gym. And with that I want classes or a separate gym specifically for overweight or obese children. I wish for this because this will allow for the children to have thier own social circle to help them improve their body physique and image! They really liked this idea and I had a great discussion with them!!
Merino gallery

Week 10- student interview- Antonio Jimenez

So I had a chance to talk to Antonio Jimenez today, easy name to remember because it is the same as mine! We started off talking about how he was having WordPress issues and couldn’t even log in! I tried giving him some tips but I’m not that tech savvy myself.

He is a 1st year at Csulb so one year younger than me. He is a pych major and we discussed how I was very interested in psych but business had so many opportunities for me. I asked him why this school and he said honestly this was the best school out of the ones he applied to. Something I find surprising is that he commutes an hour and thirty minutes to school all the way from LA!

Right now he doesn’t work because he is just focusing on school. We got to talking about boxin and how I teach a boxing class at school and he said that he used to box when he was younger, his dad showed him a few things on the bag because he was being bullied, which is a great incentive for boxing! Antonio was a great guy to talk to with plenty in common!!