Week 6 Activity, Landscape with a corpse

This week’s activity is kind of wired. Actually, I don’t like to die, so I prefer no even think about it. At the beginning, when I saw the topic, it seemed funny. But later, when I thought this is serious and I have to think about my own death, I became sad. Because, I didn’t…

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when he was 8 years old, he contracted Chorea, a rare and sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system that left him bedridden for several months. His mother was an embroiderer. While Warhol was sick in bed, his mother that herself was a skillful…

Activity of Week 5, Instagram Day

This week’s activity was so interesting and funny. Interesting, because although, we don’t know each other well (except a few of us), we could share and learn about each other through the technology (Instagram). We were able to share one same day of our summer with our classmates and know what day are doing during the…

Marina Abramovic

Marina was born in Belgrade, Yugosalvia on November 30, 1946 to parents who held prominent positions in the Communist government. Her father was in the Marshal’s elite guard and her mother was an art historian who oversaw historic monuments. Her father left the family, so her mother took strict control of marina and her brother….

Week 4 Activity, Sketching in Japanese Garden

This week’s activity was screeching in Japan’s garden in CSULB. I was there at 10:00 am, so while waiting for the professor and other students, I started sketching some of the interesting view of the garden. Actually, this was my first time here and I found that a beautiful and relaxing garden to spend hours…

Francesca Woodman

  Francesca Woodman was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1958. She often spent her summers in Italy, where her family had a second home. A perk of growing up with artist parents, Francesca and her brother were encouraged to visit museums, sketchbooks in hand, and often received house guests such as Richard Serra and David…

Graffiti, Activity of week 3

This week’s activity is graffiti on the wall. As we know having graffiti is not legal everywhere, but at least we can find some places maybe close to Los Angeles, where writing graffiti is legal there. I really wanted to go to the Venice Beach which is one of the legal places for graffiti, but…

Graffiti street work: Corn Bread,Banksy, Shepard

  Graffiti is, by definition, a defiant and public exhibition. The author Gastman contends that there is an earned respect and craft to graffiti work done outside in the street. Looking at the history of drawing on walls, the first drawing was thousands of years ago in caves. Then Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans wrote…

Automatic Drawing

  It was my first time for Automatic Drawing. I did it with my son together. It was interesting for both of us. When I asked him to help me for that, he said: I don’t know how to draw. But I explained to him that he shouldn’t draw any thing and it should be…

Ana Medieta

Ana Mendieta was born in 1948 in Havana, Cuba. She traveled to U.S. as a refugee when she was 12 years old. Ana Mendieta studied at the University of Iowa and created most her early performances work. As we see Mendieta’s works are associated with four basic elements of nature, “water, earth, fire, and air”,…

Allen Kaprow

  Allan Kaprow was born in Atlantic City in 1927, and died when he was 78 because of a natural illness. Kaprow began his career as an abstract painter in the 1940’s with Hans Hofmann school of Fine Arts. He was influenced by composer John Cage, whose Kaprow studied with from 1956- 1958 for Social…

Plaster Casting

May 26, 2016 on the Seal Beach, California.  It was a beautiful day and I had so much fun and a new experience. I bought the plaster from the Home Depot and my husband brought a big shovel from his company. Actually, I was shy to carry that big shovel with me, but I had…