One time in middle school in math I was sleeping and my teacher woke me up, called me out on it, and to try to mess with me in class he told me to do the example equation on the board… I did it in my head and immediately gave him the correct answer without doing the work or standing up. The whole class laughed. My teacher sent me up to the vice principals office. I didn’t know how else to start this blog post so I thought I’d say a funny story. This week I interviewed Kathleen Nguyen. She is an ordinary freshmen, but an athlete in water polo and swimming. She is currently studying Health Care Administration. When I asked her which historical figure she would like meet and why, she said Leonardo da Vinci so she could ask him how he had the ability to just learn and be amazing at everything. Her ambitions for herself are to go grad school and help manage hospitals. Her inspiration behind this is that she wants to help people, but without having to deal with their blood and guts and stuff directly. She wants to make hospitals super efficient and at their best in favor of the patients and the doctors working.
So walking through this weeks galleries was cool. There was a lot to see and a lot to take in. They were full of very interesting pieces by people with very good ways of visualizing their point through various forms of art. My favorite piece(s) were by Heather Hassenbein. Her concept of having the art promote beauty and other happy feelings caught my attention. I really enjoyed her piece (pictured) of green clay with pink and red. I really reminded me of a field of green grass and pink flowers. Just somewhere peaceful. The other piece (also pictured) of the white clay going across with black swirls inside reminded me of Oreo’s and cream Hersheys chocolate bars. No lie I went and got an Oreo’s and cream Hersheys chocolate bar later that day. I really liked this exhibit. It was really interesting.
So this week I’ve had a little difficulty with the blogs. I’m trying to create a really good on because I’m trying to make it my actual music blog for my actual music. It’s being a bit difficult but I really want to make it a good page, so I still haven’t posted the about me on the page but you can find the page at ” whiskey motel.wordpress.com “. I’m working on music to upload as well as a good and capturing design for the page. It will be done soon so check up on it! Having said all that, I still did my video which can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I2aai4hewc&feature=youtu.be I am really working on a lot of music right now so this site will be done soon!
This week I saw the gallery by Mark Rissman. It revolved around the digital technology surrounding us. Being a computer science major I was intrigued by the photos he took of these technological headquarters. His art work shows how much space these places take up in our world and how much we depend and rely on all they provide. The photo’s I liked were the ones of Google and and Apple. These two companies are major in our world today. They impact our world and take up a lot of our space in the world and our time. Technology is expanding always.
This weeks weather was a mishmash of hot and cold. The mornings had me fooled as the sun rose to give me whatever cancer it felt like burning into my skin. Arriving at the Gallery on Thursday, I had just beat the sun to the shade when I met Sarra and decided to ask to interview her. She is a Sophomore who is studying Child Development. Her ambitions are to be a social worker or stay at home mom with a ballin ass husband. She wants to be a social worker because it’s a way for her to help people. For her she would be helping kids. I asked her what inspired her to want to help people and for her it was being a nurse. Being a nurse was her initial career choice, but she didn’t want to deal with all the blood but she still wanted to help people who were in harms way. That’s why she chose to be a social worker.
Say yes. Conform. Follow. Obey. All of these concepts are found in Religion, government, and media. I fucking hate it. They give you the freedom to express individuality, but expect you to fall into the line of their demands. What part of that is freedom exactly? Religion especially just shows major oppression towards so many possibilities of advancement. Kenita Hale’s exhibit “The Afterparty” represented a shrine. It was dark, candles were lit, busts and statues of gods were on small tables, and they had little forms of sacrifices to each one, mainly money. It captured the true deep meanings of religion, which I really enjoyed because I really hate religion (not that I don’t respect them, they just cause too many problems and in the end, it’s really just two groups arguing over who has the better imaginary friend). This exhibit was cool and funny to me. Really awesome!
John Mulaney has this really funny stand up special called “New In Town” on netflix that I suggest everyone watch. Also, I suggest that everyone watch his show on Fox on Sunday nights. It’s hilarious. We started by talking about comedy. Michelle Morte, like me, also likes John Mulaney. She’s the first person I’ve met who actually knew that name. Michelle is a film major. When I asked her how lucky she considers herself to be she said that she was very lucky, but hates people. Not the “I’m going to sit in a dark room and make everyone rue the day they got in my way” or “I’m the ISIS to your America” type of hates people. It’s like the type where you’re sitting in class and your professor states this whole important thing after he explicitly made it clear to the whole class that what he said is very important and theres just that one person that missed everything he said and makes him repeat everything due to his lack of attention, screw that guy. That’s the type of “hate people” people hating she does. Which is cool because I do that too. Her dream is to own a full service movie production studio with all the equipment she could ever need. Her inspirations come from the fact that movies are another world to escape to and the concept of it really motivates her to study and understand film.
Tagging is fun. Drawing a design to the name you choose to represent, really can leave a mark. Growing up I used to tag places, whether it was sticker slapping a pre made design or doing a design on a wall with a black sharpie pen, I would just do it. A thing we used to do was go to the post office and get the stickers that had “To:” and “From:” written on them. They’re about the size of a 3×5 notecard and they honestly are a free, empty, conveniently shaped canvas. What we would do is draw whatever we wanted on them, and then we would go and sticker slap a street sign, window, wall, you name it. Wherever we were, when no one was looking, our drawing/whatever would be slapped.
This week I just did my name in a basic type of “Graffiti” style. I was going to do my old tagging name, but I just thought to stick to just doing my real name. I did a bubble style with just black, red and green. Tagging, as explained by the video we saw in class, really is a form of expression and rebellion. It’s art. It has and does give meaning.
So this week I almost forgot about the student interview. Walking around checking out the exhibitions took a bit of time for me (I really like to examine each exhibition) and soon class started to come to an end. But then I found an interviewee, SWWWWAAAAGGGGGG.
Kylie Hazehara is an undeclared freshman. She described herself as a spontaneous adventurer. Adventures are fun because stuff happens on adventures and that isn’t very specific for a description. She said she’s leaning towards kinesiology. I asked her what historical figure she would meet and why. Her response was Jesus so she could see if he really is who he claimed to be. The son of Mohammed, I think… I always get my religions mixed up). She said if she were to have an actress portray her in a movie about her life, she would pick Emma Stone. Emma Stone would pull that shit off.
This week there were many art installments in the galleries. One very abstract, one that wasn’t “working”, and one that I really enjoyed. It took a while for me to get through everything and pick which one I wanted to write about and interview.
Emily Babbette’s exhibition of her paintings as she traveled the West Coast and Australia was really cool. I really enjoy traveling and this really grabbed my attention. I love the feeling of being outdoors and viewing scenery as she did (although I wouldn’t be painting it). It’s really peaceful and inspiring. A lot can come from sitting away from the world and thinking in tune with yourself. Lost and Found. The name works. Being lost in our new culture makes us, in a way, lost from our heritage. Emily tracing her routes shows how she still can trace her roots and see her heritage, even when she’s adopted a new culture.