Week 13-Art Experience- French Girls (Drawing)


So I felt like such a newbie when I tried this app out. There were talented people who do so much with just the tip of their finger. These people are like little hidden gems in the art world because you don’t see their work physically and rather in a small screen. My experience included amazement because the artists either draw the selfie or invent something totally different. Some people go into big detail and some, like me, do the best they can. It took a while to get some interaction with people since I assume everyone has their favorites and little group they talk to. In this app it takes a few days to get even a drawing so that is something that I didn’t like. I could pay someone but that just takes away the creativity I think. The concept is cool but I wish I used it when people were talking as much as drawing. It might not be as popular anymore because we have other apps like Snapchat that lets you do anything with photos. Overall this experience was cool but the app needs to be popular again for it to be more enjoyable. I like to think that someone in the world will draw my selfie one day. I will definitely be waiting since art, even on phones, can’t be rushed.


Week 13-Artist Conversation- Nick Bamford

Artist: Nick Bamford

Exhibition: N/A

Media: Clay,Cement, wood,plastic

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov West Gallery

Website: N/A

Nick Bamford is a fourth year student here at Long Beach State University majoring and will have a BFA in ceramics which is an art program here. He grew his passion and knowledge  about ceramics when he was just in high school. Before coming to study here he first grew up in Huntington Beach and is the only person in his family to pursue an art career. He works in a high range of sculptures and art that has to do with clay.

For these particular art the lines of the sculptures are very symmetrical and there is no roundness to them. Everything appears to be descending downward because the lines seem to be facing down each time.Each of the sculptures included wood and other materials giving it a random affect. The lights in the art includes an illuminating element to his pieces. They hit certain points in midair and on the ground that lets the viewers see important angles. Everything ties in the middle and that is where most of the materials are located.

I believe that Nick Bamford’s message with his sculptures was up to the viewer. He never really mentioned the meaning behind it which to me means that it can have multiple ones. Not only do the sculptures have a random factor to them but I think it adds to how random life can be to someone and hold meaning to others. To the artist I think it was a way for him to express himself rather than express a meaning important to him. Ramford had important angles to his sculptures and I think that rather than flowing together it swipes together which might show something about his art style to begin with.

I have never see an art sculpture like this especially adding light into a dark exhibit. Usually with sculptures the try to add additional light to focus on all part but this time it added darkness and you had to look for what was there. To me the art was showing the viewers about how all art is not the same or it doesn’t all have to circular like many art things. This is something very different and it takes a while to get used to. It looks different to each viewer because the dark might pin point the top, middle, or bottom for certain people. Overall I like the uniqueness to it and the glowing effect it has is very mesmerizing.



Wk 12- Classmate Conversation- Jazlyn Tabar

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So this week’s classmate conversation feature Jazlyn. I added her a while back on snapchat for a previous art experience, but this time I got to know a little bit more about her. First off she is a first year going into sociology and planning to minor in film. The reason she wants to minor in that is because she is passionate about social justice issues that she wants to bring attention to through films that she will be a part of one day.She is originally from San Diego and went to a small arts school. since then she was interested in music, theater, fashion, and any type of art. Some things she likes is food and hanging out with her friends which to her is “typical college student things.” Her favorite foods include hot pot, kbbq, sushi, and other Asian foods. She also informed me that she is pledging for a co-ed community service frat and enjoys her time doing so.

Wk 12- Art Experience-Game Design/Geocaching

The coordinates to my cache: Latitude 34.1794823, Longitude -118.5015955

Making my own cache was way more fun than finding one in my area. I loved collecting small enough items to fill in my box and they were a little personal. I added the most random things and I also added some that gave a hint to who might have made it in the first place.I picked an area where I used to go in my childhood which is not in Long Beach but rather in The San Fernando Valley. All together I found it to be something awesome because I leave something behind in the world and I leave it up to people to make it good or destroy it. Finding a cache took time and patients because GPS are not as accurate as I would like to find these things and I don’t know how to use coordinates. Towards the end I did find it, however there was nothing in there but a log book so I put my name and put my item. All of this reminded me that the world we live in today still has its little secrets even though we think we found every corner of the world. You could walk the same street your whole life but never see something like geocaching because it is considered something sacred until you are informed about it.Until it is brought to your attention there is no recollection of the time other people have witnessed in the same area. To someone the place might have a different meaning and perspective. Everyone has their own story, whether good or bad, and it doesn’t mean we are “muggles” since each of us see things differently.

Wk 11-Art Activity-Turning Pages

To some people this experience/activity would be rather silly or pointless until other people start to questions things like Marta did. In this type of situation there was no right manner in documenting it and what was out there could not really be captured. I feel as if an experience like this one can be captured with words but not pictures.The way you express yourself is how others will know what you went through and might not get a 100% what you are talking about and that’s okay because everyone has their own perspective. A way to share your experience with others is if you recommend them to do it themselves and what you enjoyed  should be told in order for them to try it as well. If you don’t do this then documenting an experience becomes a job and you end up trying too hard to make it seem like a perfect time when in reality a picture doesn’t say the whole story. For me, not taking pictures in the library was good because it was out of the ordinary from our class time. In the bookstore I felt a little more freedom to explore by myself and get a few pictures while I experienced it. My overall experience was pretty cool because I got to see places on campus that I pass everyday and don’t stop and appreciate it  being there. One thing I thought about is how in future most of the things will be gone once we get something “better.” No one will know about it except for the ones who experienced it.