Last Wednesday I met Christian! Yay a new friend. So what I leaned is he is a freshman, just like me yay common interests. He is undeclared but most likely wants to do film in his future. He’s leaning more towards directing. Hey just like me before I decided to change my major… He doesn’t like public speaking which is something we don’t have in common. Bummer man. He went to Redondo high school and decided to come to Long Beach state because it was the cheapest option. Same man same.
My experience was so amazing. Honestly I felt like a kid again and it was so much fun. I found myself at first wondering what I was painting but then I realized that it didn’t matter. At first it was harder than I thought. I thought this was going to be a piece of cake but then I was like wait just try to be a kid again. Let it go. I found it so fascinating that I kind of created something out of nothing. I loved the feeling afterwards. Mine obviously is not going to be displayed in any museums in the near future but you know I thought I did a good job. And so did my mom cuz she put it on the fridge. Haha loved this one.
Artist: Andrea Mejia
Exhibition: Word of the year
Gallery: CSULB School of art
About the Artist
The artist did a silk screen for the “Word of the year” exhibition. She used to watch animations and that’s what inspired her to be an artist. She is majoring in illustration bfa and is a 5th year here at csulb. She is possibility she is going to grad school. And is in a group print making show.
She has a comic book idea and her silk screen is based off a character from her comic book. She says that she doesn’t. She says she is okay with whatever happens but she would love to be published. She has also always been into comics. And her comic is about a group of minors who are supporting Everland, they are in fact slaves.
She is from Downey and is graduating fall 2017. She likes crystals and art has consumed her free time. She was a business major but is not good at math. She has been drawing for 4 years now and she mostly does digital art. She feels art is a challenging major at first. Her art doesn’t have a general theme and she would love to do anything that has to do with art for her future.
Synthesis / My Experience
I really liked this exhibit. I thought it was a really cool way to showcase many artists abilities all while sticking to one particular theme. Hers especially was cool because of its backstory.
Hayley has been underclared since she started here but might decide to be a business major. She says whatever she decides to be in love she wants to be business savvy. She likes marketing while also doing art stuff like commercials. For fun she likes to make up commercials. She has been working out and likes to run at home. Her favorite commercial was the Doritos commercial with the baby, and her favorite movie is scarface. She doesn’t really like scary movies but likes movies with a theme.
CSULB School of art
There once was a 12 year old boy. He was interesting. And I say interesting because he was obsessed with memes. He thought about them all the time, he drew them all the time and he just couldn’t stop. When he was in class, at home, eating dinner, he even dreamt about memes. The funny thing is, even if you asked him what he wanted to be when he was older, he would have said he wanted to make memes. The boy was obsessed and his family and friends were starting to worry. Suddenly he was shutting them out and only going to school for attendance credit. He was never learning. Obsession is something that is hard to break. People get so hooked on routine and he was becoming obsessed with his own routine. Little did he notice that the people he loved were slowly leaving him. He wanted to do better so he got to work. He started making memes a hobby, not his whole life. He worked hard and started to notice that he was going to have a future as an artist. Now, we fast forward and realize that he used his obsession for memes to create an exhibit. And this is how the art came to be.
I thought this project was very interesting to do. It made me think. I didn’t exactly know what I was going to do but then it hit me. I wanted to describe my life. I decided to describe, in other words, my situation and where I am today. I’m not gonna lie I got a bit emotional making my flip book. I’m not the best artist in general, but I put a lot of thought into my piece and I am happy with how “my life” turned out.