My Interview for week 15 is Marina Barnes.
Marina is a freshman who is studying Film at CSULB. During our interview, she did a video interview instead of the usual note taking interview. She was the first one that I met that did a video interview. I asked her what she thought about the ART class so far and she said that she likes going to the galleries. The course was a required class for her major and because of the ART-110 class, she now knows that there is an art gallery on campus. Before she took the class, she did not know that our school had an art gallery.
Marina wanted to be a film major because it was something that she was interested in. Her uncle works with film and he inspired her to become a film major. Her uncle did not have a daughter of his own and his sons were not interested in film, so he treated Marina as if she was his own daughter. He would try and show her the world of filming and because she was interested, she decided to becoming a film major going into college. Marina does not really have any hobbies at the moment. She use to sail a lot and plan to join the sailing team next year, but recently she has not been doing much. She even said that she was embarrassed of her lack of hobbies.
Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of her during the interview, so here is a picture of a yogurt.
My classmate interview for week 13 is Prem Muni.
Prem is currently a Sophomore studying Computer Science. We started the conversation about our major and what classes we were taking. We both talked about the different professors for the engineering department for most of the duration. I asked him if he likes the major so far. He said that he likes it even though he finds it very difficult. I am in the same situation when it comes to being in a major like Computer Engineering/Computer Science. Even though it is difficult, it is something that we like to do and enjoy learning.
Some hobbies that Prem likes to do is play basketball. He loves to play basketball and use to play it a lot with his friends. Unfortunately he does not play anymore ever since he started college. He does not have time nor have people he can go play with. The same goes with playing video games. Prem use to play video games as well, but now he does not play as much because of limited free time. We then talked about our favorite food that we like. I didn’t have just one favorite food, but I liked mango. Prem said that his favorite food is chocolate chip ice cream or any ice cream for that matter.
My classmate interview for week 12 is Jerrell Howell.
While talking to Jerrell Howell I learned a lot of interesting things about him. From our conversation I learned that he is the youngest of 3 and the first one to go to college out of his family. He is from Fontana and has been living there for 12 years. He likes to play baseball and he is an angel fan. He grew up playing baseball and he has been playing baseball for 13 years .He is very passionate about baseball. He came from summit high school in Fontana and he was an honor roll student.
Jerrell Howell is currently a second year at Cal State Long beach and is a health care Administration major. He told me that he wanted to find a way to help people and with much thought, decided to be a part of health care. Jerrell plans to go to the Air force after college. He said he wants to go so he can travel the world and to help his family in the long run. He wants to create his own brand or become a model for a brand. He is very goal oriented and a go getter type of person.
Jerrell wants a lot in life, for him and his family. He hopes he can take care of his parents once he gets a career. He is a family oriented person and he wants nothing but the best for them. Jerrell is pretty cool person. I hope he is able to accomplish all of his dreams. I hope he accomplishes his goals.
My artist interview for week 7 is Juliette Angulo.
Juliette’s art involves pictures of her sister except she is cut out of the image. Juliette has a younger sister who joined the military. Her sister is a Mechanical engineer who fix Apache helicopters for the army. Juliette’s sister was a big part of her life so when she enlisted to the army, she lost someone important. She said although she still talks to her via message or Skype, it felt weird not being able to spend time with her being physically there. Her sister lives on a base in El Paso, Texas and is on a trip to Kuwait. Her sister just turned 21 and will be on the trip for roughly 9 months.
Juliette’s art involves the use of her sister. She is trying to convey a message of how her sister joining the military caused her pain and loneliness. her art has pictures that she took of her sister. She cut an outline of her sister out to show how she is missing from her life. Aside from her art with photography, she is currently working with metals for her artwork. I don’t have anyone in my family who is enlisted in the military so I can not imagine how it must of felt. It is good that her sister will be coming back some times in July or August.
I thought her artwork was pretty interesting. Even though she just cut a picture, it leaves a huge impression on the audience. It is simple, yet has a big meaning to it.
My interview for week 7 is Rogelio Avina.
Rogelio is a Civil Engineer who is currently a Sophomore. It is interesting how of all the people I have interview for an ART course, most of them are engineers…well anyways…Rogelio is a student who is currently living at Parkside in building Q on campus. Even though his home is in Lancaster, a 2 hour drive, he goes home every 2-3 weeks. When I asked him if he liked his major in Civil, he said that he does. He likes Civil Engineering, but says it if very difficult, especially when it involves learning high leveled mathematics.
When he was in high school, he was in Track and Field, and Soccer. I though it was impressive to be in two teams in high school. It is not easy having to train and practice for two different sports. When we look at the gallery for art, he says that the ones he likes involve detailed art of environments. He likes to visit Mexico whenever he is on summer or winter break. Some places he visited were Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tijuana, Erendira, and Ensenda.
Also he likes the color red.
Me (Left), Rogelio (Right)
Unfortunately, I was not able to interview Rachel Gehrke personaly on Thursday because she had to take a test during the gallery showing. I really liked Rachel’s paintings, so I interviewed Makaila Palmer, someone who has been working with Rachel.
About the Artist:
Rachel Gehrke is a painter that likes to paint things related to what she does and the unknown. She is a Scuba diver and would take pictures during her time underwater to use as material for her paintings. As you can see from her painting, it has a theme of underwater creatures. One of my favorite painting by Rachel was the Porous Paralles II. It has an octopus surrounding a world of space. He artwork also has a sort of mystery theme to it as well. She likes to play with color and would sometimes put her artwork on paper. Rachel is going to start involving more animals in her paintings.
I really liked Rachel’s paintings because her style of art relates to parallel worlds and mystery. When I saw her paintings, I was really impressed with her details with space. Looking at the painting really feels like you are looking up at the night sky filled with stars. It also gives a feeling of wanting to know the unknown…if that makes any sense… It invokes a fantasy feeling when I see her paintings. I love anything that has to relate with science, space, or fantasy because it is something that i find interesting. I also really like the detail she put into the stars. It really looks like an image of space.
Strata Phenomena, Rachel Gehrke, Oil on Canvas
Porous Parallels I, Rachel Gehrke, Oil on Canvas
Nautical Tangled, Rachel Gehrke, Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper
Porous Parallels II, Rachel Gehrke, Oil on Canvas
My classmate interview for week 4 is Matt Stahl. Matt is a Sophomore who is currently undeclared. He says that even though he is undeclared, he would like to major in design. Matt is really good with computers and wants to major in a related field. He wants to work with computers, but wants to major in something that isn’t computer engineering or computer science. So a possible route is he is looking at is majoring in Engineering Design Graphics.
Matt likes physical activities like Skiing, running, golfing, and bowling. He was part of the track team during high school at Yorba Linda High. He lived in Yorba Linda but is currently living near Huntington Beach. He also likes to play video games for fun. Matt plays games on his Xbox and his favorite game right now is GTA. He has a pet Chihuahua!!! I would like to have a pet dog sometimes in the future as well.
Me(left) and Matt(right) at the gallery.