Technical Illustration

Double Meaning

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Something Wicked Art Exhibit. Nov 3, 2011.

What I will remember about this event is that it was the first art exhibit I attended at CSUSM and that it was interesting to see other CSUSM student’s work.  Specifically, I enjoyed the oil paintings.  It has been a while since I have seen oil paint used as a medium.    An effect that will influence my work is how the artists not only used gory colors to portray wicked images but also disturbing scenes to give the viewers the same effect. Such as, a little girl walking alone down a desolate path at dusk or a girl playing with a sharp end of a knife.  I discovered another medium to display that creepy Halloween effect, the artist used a clock, painted with dark colors, broken glass and distorted numbers and hands.  I respected all the artists work and their participation and their creative contributions.

 

Me and the vector bouquet I gave to my Mother. She was a Graphic Artist and would have been pleased with my work.

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos. November 1, 2011.

I will remember Dia de los Muertos as special way to honor our loved ones who have passed away before us.  Something specific that will influence my own work is the creative way others decorated their allotted spaces.  Some families made crosses out of carnations, others used strings of multicolored lights, pictures, candy and bread to decorate theirs.  This event changed the way I feel about Dia de los Muertos.  Previously I thought this celebration was morbid, but actually it was comforting.  I appreciated the time spent decorating my allotted spot for my Mother, it was a pleasant way to honor and remember her.  I was surprised by how many Americans that have adopted this Latino tradition.  I also enjoyed the Mariachis, most of my fondest memories were in San Felipe with my Mother.  San Felipe is actually where she passed October 21, 2007 so the Mariachi music was very much appreciated.

 

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos