WK5-Art Experience-Cuisine


Today i decided to work on a cuisine. I at first wanted to create something new, something i have not seen anybody els create. I wanted to show how you can make a small snack and still have a good meal and eat it. During the process i had a good time making the cuisine. I used Cheez-It to create the snack and i also used some fruit snacks to also create the snack. In the end i also used Peanut Butter. This was a really great experience because i was able to make something really good and have fun with it. This was a great way to find out what types of foods you can create. during the process i learned that you can use any types of food and still have fun with it and have a healthy meal. In the end the only different thing i would do would be to add more stuff on it such as jelly. This was a great art experience so far.


WK5-Artist Conversation-Andre Ritter

Artist: Ande Ritter

Exhibition: FUSE: Join to Form: Single Entity

Media: Metal and Aluminum

Gallery: CSULB School of Art. Gatov-West Gallery

Website: None

Instagram: None

About the Artist

If there is one artist who has really amazed me with their art work so far it has to be Andre Ritter. He just graduated from CSULB last spring in 2015, he majored and got his BFA in Metals as well.  Andre has various ways to get motivated and inspired, in which he gets from various types of art, being outdoors, but most specifically gets motivated by comics. Andre has two kids; one in which is 10 and the other in which is 8 years old. Besides making great art pieces, there are also a few activities and interests Andre likes. One in which is playing volley ball once in a while with his friends. Andre is the near future wants to become an Art teacher, and be involved with many art programs. Most of his art work is based on a Tropical island themes, he does not only like making small art pieces but also likes to create big ones as well. His side of nature that motivates him the most , makes him create great art pieces.

Formal Analysis

If anybody were to look into Andre’s work, the media and art work he uses is; metals and aluminum. And there are at times where he did and has worked with steel. Andre states that he rather work with metals and aluminum because of how easy it is to work on them compared to metals. In his art work there are no specific shapes involved instead there are complex things put together to create great art pieces. In terms of color, there is one art piece he did, where he added bright colors to give his art work a brighter image, which is the picture on the top left. On the other picture to the top right the color texture is more dark and is filled with different shaped metals and aluminum pieces. Lastly in terms of rhythm, there seems to be a small rhythm with the small metas being used to form a pattern in a small area, which shows small groups of little patters that spread out around the art piece.

Content Analysis 

Andre’s work of art has many meanings in which just explains how nature is his main motivation. and also how he uses nature to relax him, which is the way he bases his art from. During my conversation with the artist I found out he liked basing his art on a tropical theme, and also how he likes using nature as his part of art. This related to me because I also like using nature to motivate me in many things, it relaxes me and gives me a great motivation to do better in school and the sports I play. The ideas the other is trying to explain is how you don’t just need materials or your mind to make art, the ideas the artist gives is that you could also expand your mind and create great art from using nature, in which this case is what the author did.

Synthesis / My Experience

There was not one thing i didn’t like about the artists work. The fact that he uses a tropical them and nature to make his art really amazed me. I can relate to this because I, myself use nature to motivate me. In my perspective I thought all of his work was really detailed and well built. Although at first it did seem a bit complex, but later on from observing his work I didn’t find it that complex anymore. Although it is a bit complex it makes it even more interesting and different from other artists work because of how creative he got. I believe his art, and his ways of using nature to create art, will motivate other artists to create great art as well and also become great artists.




WK5-Classmate Conversation-Ciprian Robielos

As Ciprian would say “Cip, like take a cip”is him name. His full name is Ciprian but he goes by Cip. Cip is a sophomore here at CSULB and his major is Film. He plans to later on in the future be a film director and be part of directing great films. His favorite movie genre are action and Marvel Comic movies. His top favorite movies are all the Fast and Furious movies and also Deadpool which just came out in the theaters a few weeks ago. Cip is from North-Side Long Beach, his previous High School in which he came from is called Paramount High School, which is in Paramount. From my conversation with Cip i was also able to find out his favorite food and places to go eat. One of his top foods are tacos and also Chicken sandwiches from Carl’s Junior. But the place you will always catch him at is at In-N-Out or Korean BBQ in Cerritos. Cips favorite hobby’s are running, playing video games and working out. The activities he likes to go do the most is go out with his friends to the theaters, Hollywood or sometimes just hit the beach and relax.

Link to Website: https://takeacip.wordpress.com/

Wk4-Artist Conversation-Samuel Jernigan

Artist: Samuel Jernigan

Exhibition: Weight of Whimsy Ideas

Media: Ceramics Clay, Montana Spray Paint

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West

Website: http://cargocollective.com/samueljernigan

Instagram: samueljenri

About the Artist

Samuel Jernigan is the artist you really want to look into for his really good and humorous art pieces. Jernigan grew up in an agricultural area around Fresno County. He  comes from Central California , which is also known as the Bay Area. He recently just graduated from CSULB in Fall 2015. He graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics and has a background in Ceramic Production. His art work is mostly funny and humorous, he does not like creating basic Art , he likes creating art that is funny and unique to his audience and himself. Samuel has many interests and activities he likes to do. His interests are playing the guitar, reading comics and the one he loves the most is watching cartoons. Although he has many interests the one hobby Samuel does the most is riding his bike, which is usually a 2 hour bike ride. His Bike rides relax him and help him express himself. Jernigan’s art work comes from serious dedication, as he stated he would work 14-16 hours a day for three years to get him where he’s at now and has payed off very successfully in return for the great Art work he has now.

Formal Analysis 

Samuels Art work is Art work you will find very interesting. What he finds in local flea markets, he creates them to gorgeous masterpieces. His art is basically toys for children in which is very easy to observe and make you understand what is really going on in terms of art. The materials he uses is Montana spray paint which is an expensive type of pray paint and also very expensive paint pens he uses. While observing his art there are many different shapes he uses, for his art he does not specifically stick to a shape but there is a round smooth texture involved. He also does shows rhythm within his art. His art is either one full color and texture or in involved with a rhythm of bright, colorful pattern involved. His art pieces are undulating  an sinuous, they have a smooth wave like motion that automatically give you a smooth sensation without even touching the art. Which to me is a vey interesting concept.

Content Analysis

Samuels work has many unique meanings to it. While talking to the artist he explained that his work is based on abandoned toys he found in local flea markets in which he wanted to bring back to life and add more detail to them. He felt bad for the abandoned toys, in which he felt a sad emotion for the toys. In his mind he wanted to bring them back to life and create something better. While in conversation with the artist, I was able to relate to the way he felt about the toys and art he created. When i was little I would go to the local GoodWill by my house. There would be times where I saw toys just laying there, it gave me a sad emotion and a feeling to where I wanted to take the toys home to not have them abandoned. This relates to the artist because he felt the same way and took action for the toys. In other words all his Art pieces have a meaning of emotion to them, each to where it has a story to it.

Synthesis/ My Experience

Every artist has there own way to express their art and also many meanings to it. With each art piece having a meaning to it, it also gives the audience a feeling of what it means to them as well. To me his art means taking something nobody really looks at (which in this case were the abandoned toys), and creating them into beautiful pieces of art in which this case the artist did. His art resonates to me in the fact that when I was little I always fixed the toys I had and made them better. Knowing he did and does this with his art relates to me very well. Based on my experience with his art I like how it has a humorous look into each art piece as well. It brings a smile to my face instead of a confused look I make when looking at other artists pieces at times. Based on my experience I learned that it does not matter how or what anything looks like at first, what matters is how and what it looks like in the end and how you create it to a masterpiece. Although any piece of art you create is always art no matter what.


WK4-Art Experience- Legal Graffiti Writing

Everybody has there own form of art and how it expresses the way they feel, but behind every art piece there is a reason on why they do it. During my art experience i was able to experience and learn many things. I had a fun time trying to figure out how i was going to write my name, but the thing that had me distracted the most was the other great art pieces people had and were drawing. It was really great seeing the art people created at Venice Beach. I had a great experience learning from others on how they started off doing small graffiti to big, professional, artistic writings. The atmosphere around was great, everyone was polite and would not judge on how good or bad your graffiti art was. If theres one thing i learned, its the fact that it does not matter how good or bad your art is, all that matters is the fact that you like it and you do at a legal term. My experience with the Graffiti Writing was great i felt i can express myself with just working through art and in this case it felt really good. Graffiti Writing might seem bad in some peoples eyes, but to others, its a way of escape to express their feelings and have a good time.

WK4-Classmate Conversation-Gabriela Hernandez


Gabriela Hernandez, is her name. A very outgoing person anybody can get along with and should definitely meet. Gabriela is currently a second year at CSULB. She is 18 years old and is currently undeclared. Although she is undeclared she is looking forward  into majoring in Sociology and also Psychology. Since i found her major interesting i decided to ask her why she was looking forward to it, and her main reason was because she plans to be a High School councilor which i also found interesting. Gabriela currently commutes from North Long Beach. She comes from Jordan High School which is close to where she lives in Long Beach. Gabriela’s favorite activities are playing volleyball and trying new types of foods. Her top favorite foods are well seasoned fries and chicken strips.She also likes watching TV, her favorite shows are the walking dead. Besides all these activities the main activity you’ll catch her doing is going to concerts and the VMA’s. The concerts she has been to are with a band called Five Seconds of Summer and has also been to a Selena Gomes concert. She loves to hear any types of music besides country , which i found interesting because I can relate. Her favorite music artists are Adelle and Bruno Mars. If you see Gabriela around I recommend meeting her, she is very outgoing and an interesting person to meet.

Link to Website: https://gabrielahblog.wordpress.com/

WK3-Art Experience-Snapchat

During my art experience I had a really good time, I was able to make new friends and meet new people. I also managed to see a variety of different types of art that there is out there. I was also able to see how people created their own forms of art with the app we used called Snapchat. During my Art Experience i noticed how people would put in detail to the art piece they took a picture of and make it more unique or more interesting. Just by the way people used their imagination to create a new form of art amazed me. During my Art Experience with the activity I also noticed how it can bring people in together and also create new groups of friends when working together. I was able to make friends with a group of three and another group of four just with the activity. I found this very interesting during the activity. This Art Experience was great because the class was able to draw out their own art and create something unique and also because we were able to work together and compare our work with others. Sometimes comparing and working with others gives us great ideas and in this case it did which made my Art Experience for this activity great.

WK3-Classmate Conversation-Jesus Viramontes



When it comes to meeting new people and making friends Jesus Viramontes is the right person you want to meet. Jesus is currently a sophomore at CSULB. His major is psychology. I have never really known what it was or why people study it but when i asked Jesus he had a great response. Jesus states he wants to study Psychology because he “wants to find out how the human behavior works and why people behave the way they do”. To me this is very interesting, because it is something i have also been thinking about. Although Jesus goes to school in Long beach he commutes from Bellflower which is a city close by to where i live in. Jesus loves to do many activities on his free time. One outdoor activity he likes to do is hit the batting cages , another activity he likes to do is play pool with his family and friends. The last outdoor activity he likes to do is go out to the movies, his favorite types of movies are comedy movies but he likes any genre. Although Jesus likes to do outdoor activities he also like to play indoor activities as well such as playing video games. His favorite game in which he plays is Fifa. While having my classmate conversation with Jesus i also found out what type of music he likes, his favorite type of music is rock. The music artist in which he hears and likes the most are Weezer, Arctic Monkeys, and the Muse. Lastly in our conversation i managed to figure out what type of food he likes the most, it was Chinese food. This was great because it was also one of my top favorite foods. Meeting Jesus and having a conversation with him was a great time, if you see him around you should say hi he is a really chill dude.

Link to Website: https://jesusvirablog.wordpress.com/

WK3-Artist Conversation-Heather Jarrard

Info Block

Artist: Heather Jarrard

Exhibition: Standard 2.6: Untitled #12

Media: Macaroni, Beans, Hot Glue, Pasta

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery

Website: None

Instagram: cobranoag

About the Artist

Heather Jarrard is an Artist from Simi Valley, California. She’s a graduate from CSULB who majored in Art Education. Currently she is an Undergrad who wants to become a teacher and teach middle school and high school art. Heather is currently in the Art education program, which is a school of art program here at CSULB. Heather has many interests such as creating art from metals and 3D models, which are her speciality in which she makes art from. Another interest she has, is working with many different odd shapes, she loves creating new things from it. The ideas that her work explores would vary, most of her work is based on different shapes and sizes she likes making art from. But before she makes her forms of art she gets her ideas from online and does a little research before she starts.

Formal Analysis

Heathers art masterpiece is a mixed media art in which has macaroni, beans, and put together with hot glue. Her art pieces are in odd uneven shapes, fully constructed to create a great piece of art. The colors she used are a variety. Since she used a large amount of different beans, most beans are different colors. The colors used were brown beans, light brown beans, maroon beans, and really white beans. She also used a small amount of yellow macaroni shells for one of her art pieces. The rhythm she uses is based on the color of the beans or macaroni. She would put the same color going in a straight jagged line together until the piece of art ends. After that she would continue with the same pattern but with a different color. Her art work was not in a familiar straight line but more of a jagged line to where you can still see the pattern and make sense of the art piece.

Content Analysis

Heather has many reasons why she created her Art pieces with beans and macaroni. One, she loves to create art with different shapes and sizes, it does not matter to her what object it is. The other reason is because she “wants to create awareness for budget crisis in art”. During my conversation with the artist she would bring up points thats art supplies are expensive and sometimes we just need to prioritize and use other materials. I believe she had many things on her mind while she created her art work. She believes any form of art is art no matter what you use or what you do. I also got to know what was her motivation for art and what inspired her. She started off getting inspired to art from her father in which was an art teacher, but what really pushed her forward to succeed in art, was her kick ass art teacher she had.

Synthesis/ My Experience

After looking at Heathers work of art I believe it means in my perspective, that we can all create art with anything, no matter what shape or size it is. Ive always believed that art can be made with anything and it does not always have to look perfect or the best. Heathers work of art relates to the way I think because she also believes art can be made with anything as long as you put your own image to it. During my experience with the artist and observing her reasons on why she chose beans amazed me. She wanted to spread awareness for budget crisis in art. To me in my perspective it is great because many art materials are expensive and we don’t want to pay to create art. This shows how heather states that art can be made with anything like i have previously said, and to me I can relate because I have always loved drawing when I was a little kid, but had issues buying markers and all these special art pieces because it was expensive. Now from my experience with heather and her art work, I have realized art can be made with anything around us.