Josh is 23 years old and is a senior here at CSULB. He is a dual major in electrical biomedical engineering. Josh was originally from the Bay Area and moved to Long Beach for school. He has one sister and works at the restaurant called Islands as a busser. Josh stated that he doesn’t get to travel a lot except he’s been to Hawaii, Mexico, and Las Vegas. In the further he wants to be able to travel to more places. Some of his hobbies are going to the beach, skateboarding, circuitry, and also partying. When asked why he took art 110 he said it was for a GE requirements.
For this activity we had to create counter factual identities and act like someone I’m not, so I thought why not dress up as a guy! I picked to dress up as a guy because I thought that it was the most counter factual identity I could have since I am a girl. So I went through my dads closet and found anything thing that would slightly fit. I even used eyeshadow to make myself a fake beard and tried to talk in a deep voice. When approaching people I felt like a lot of them thought I was really strange or on drugs. However after asking them questions I informed them that this was a class project and that I wasn’t trying to be strange or creepy. When I asked them what the thought my name was I got a variety of answers like, “Susan, Vicky, Donna, Judy, Brenda.” It seemed like the majority of the names they said where somewhat masculine. The answer that shocked me the most was that almost all the people I asked about my major said that they thought I was a Women’s Gender Major. This irritated me because they assumed that I was hardcore feminist who burns my bra and probably never shaves and that I was a Lesbian. (stereotype of a feminist) It was really sad to know that society instantly judges you and puts you into categories simply by the way you dress.
Catherine is 24 years old and is a 4th year at CSULB. She is vietnamese and is a photography major. For her art work she took a picture of what she wore and ate that day. Catherine said that she spent 3 months of taking picture and claimed that her project changed over time. She stated that certain memories triggered certain parts of her work. Catherine’s inspiration for her work was social media such as Instagram. Her hobbies are searching and browsing throughout the internet. Overall, Catherine work spanned a year but she only took photos for the first three months and she stated that she wanted to add more photos and do more things but her photos and project changed and evolved over time and she liked that it did change because you can’t plan out your art it just has to happen with life. One thing I personally was upset about was that she seemed like she didn’t care to answer some of my and fellow classmates questions. Even when she did answer she would ask another question for the question and get mad if you didn’t know the answer.
For this activity I had to take a photo of me as a corpse. I decided that the reason for my death would be because I fell down a flight of stairs. My house is on the top story so I constantly have to run up and down the stairs to get in or out. Almost every time I’m in a rush I have a near death experience. So when given this project I knew that falling down the stair would be perfect since it almost happened to me. I tell myself every time to not rush cause one of these days I really might end up slipping and falling. I think this corpse picture gave me that realization so now I take my sweet time.
Tania is 21 years old. She is from Indonesia and hasn’t traveled anywhere besides there.She also states that she doesn’t really get to vist often and moved to California when she was 10 years old. She is learning to speak Chinese and is a fourth year and a Biochemistry major. She states that she hasn’t done math in 3 years and wants to be a doctor in the future specifically she wants to be a internal or cardio doctor. Recently Tania has been very focused on preparing to take the MCAT. She also claims that she wants to have her own clinic so that she can have her own hours. Tania now works at a doctors office as a medical assistant where she checks insurance, gives shots, she had been doing that for 2 years now. Tania seemed really motivated to in becoming a doctor and i hope she succeeds in what she wants to do.
Megan’s major is drawing and painting pfa. She grew up in Michigan then moved tho California when she was 15 years old. When Megan moved to California she lived near Joshua tree and states that it is why her inspiration is nature and nature scenes. She decided to go to CSULB because she heard that it had a really great art program. Megan focused on her painting everything she does is related to her art, she goes on nature walks and she started including the female form in the process of her paintings. She said that she just started to do that and that although she doesn’t have a favorite piece the process of the female form is her favorite process to start out with because it is something new she tired and also she likes that it is camouflaged into a bigger painting. Megan’s art process starts off by her drawing and with collages to help pic what colors she’s going to use hand then she spends one week studying what she is going to paint then she starts painting and puts a lot of thought before painting figures. Megan claimed she has always loved art, coloring, and drawing ever since she was young and after graduating she plans on going to grad school and working on her portfolio.
This week i was able to go to LACMA. I had never been there before so it was definitely a great experience. The museum was a really cool place I enjoyed every part of it. There were a couple pieces that i really enjoyed which was the Buddah sculptures. I consider myself to be a Buddhist and really have an obsession to Buddah so i loved seeing the different sculptures and also all the paintings and exhibits were so unique. Overall, I loved LACMA and i will be visiting again soon.
Maneth is a freshman at CSULB she is 19 years old and went to Lakewood High School. She lives in Long Beach and right now her major is undeclared but she wants to either go into Nursing or become a Pediatrician. Every one in her family went to Long Beach so she is a Legacy. She is also the youngest of 3 sisters. in her free time she loves to shop and what she likes most about this class is that it is more relaxed them other classes and she also likes the teacher.
Natalie is 24 years old and she is from Chile. In her free time she like to go out with her husband, likes going to the beach, and playing guitar. She also stated that she wants to spend more time with her family because she doesn’t get to see them that often. Some of the art were body parts because Natalie stated that she thinks the body is a work of art. Also some pieces represent nature and life. Natalie’s inspiration besides art is to create her own business and sell her jewelry. When asked what her favorite piece was she stated that she didn’t have a favorite because they were al her babies because she spent a lot of time creating them and each of them are special to her
For this weeks activity we had to post pictures on Instagram and hashtag our art110 class. As a result we could click on the tag and see all the picture we had in common or the different pictures people post. I noticed that a lot of people had posted posted food or drinks and I had also posted my coffee in the morning. Another picture a lot of people had in common was also the a selfie picture. Many people had also posted selfies just like me. I thought this activity was fun because its something I do all the time I’m on Instagram a lot so it was easy for me.