Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wk 10- Classmate Conversation


This week I spoke to Adeline. I never knew her but I interviewed her at random. So she is from Huntington Beach and commutes to school. She is a First year. She likes to go kayaking, sailing, canoeing, swimming, and loves to dance especially cumbias/Mexican music. She also likes going to the beach to see the sunset. She works a part time job, she started working since she was only 13 years old. She doesnt like scary movies but watches them anyway. She said she likes cooking but not cleaning afterwards lol which is funny to me. She can listen to any type of music, it varies from rap/hip hop to Spanish. She is actually one of the few people that I know that enjoys driving lol. She admits to being a procrasinator and says it’s her biggest problem other than not knowing what she wants to major in, thats why she is undeclared.Her family is Pachuca, Mexico . Adeline seems like a really cool chick and someone you can have fun around with.


Wk 10- Art Experience

For this week’s Art experience my pictures that I took came from school. As I checked the hashtag for our class I knew there were going to be a lot of random pictures, most of them were from the art gallery. The first picture I took was when I walked out of my anthro class, I looked to the right and it looked beautiful. A nice view always catches my attention. The second picture I took was of a plant that looks weird but cool and that was located outside the art gallery. My third picture I took was weird because at the moment i took this picture of my friends was asking me questions about the yeezys and some Jordan lol. My last picture I took is a piece that is in one of our school’s building. This piece is beautiful and really nice. It took a lot of hard work and time to create this piece. The screenshot that I took from one of my classmate I found to be funny because as for me I want to go into law enforcement and this picture made me laugh. This week’s art experience was cool and I wouldn’t mind doing something like this again. Here are some on my pictures and the first two are the ones I screen shotted.

Wk 10- Artist Conversation

Artist: Helen Werner Cox

Exhibition: Silent Screams

Media: Oil paintings, pastels, monoprints, and water based materials

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West


Instagram: None

Helen Cox currently is in the graduate program here at California State University of Long Beach for her Masters of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting Figurative. She is originally from Ithaca, New York until the age of 18. She didn’t like the East Coast because of rain and snow so she decided to move to sunny Southern California. Her hobbies are to garden and read different books. In her garden she has California native plants, low water plants and fruit trees. When she reads books her favorite genre is fiction and mystery art. When she moved out to California she was a librarian for 14 years after she was a teacher her in California and in Boston. She likes to carry a book around with her so if she has any new ideas she could sketch them and get back to them when she wants to.

Helen Cox’s exhibit at the art gallery displays different pieces of carousels and animals that go with the carousels. Her art work was all different sizes from being large to small and being colorful to black and white. There was one piece in there that caught my eye which was the wooden sculpture she did of a horse on a carousel. Most of the faces on the horses had scared or frightened looks like something is chasing them. This tied into each piece differently but made the piece complete. All the pieces I was interested in were created by using pastel which had blue or an orange color to them. Overall, all her pieces had a common theme of a carousel.

Helen explained to us that the world goes in circles. That is how she got interested in making her art around carousels. This reminded her of the constant circle our world is going through. In her work she wants to make the humans in the real world be her horses in her art work. This is by showing us that people are not calm but make mistakes in there life time. All the horses faces had this puzzled or frantic face because it is to show how humans look when there is chaos around. She also went to the Griffith park to look at the carousel there and at the Santa Monica pier. The owner at Griffith park introduced Helen to a lady that is a carousel animal collector. This person allowed her to stay and take sketches of the different carousel animals she could see. One of her pieces at the gallery was when she rode a carousel for four hours and drew a sketch when she was on it. Most of her pieces that are made out of pastel took a long time to make so she told us that she wasn’t going to do them again.

I would have to say this art gallery had to be one of the main one that caught my attention because of the size of the art work and the detail that was put into it. These pieces were all had a three dimensional look to them that made you stare at them for a while. I could look at all these pieces for hours to understand the whole meaning of each. I have to give her credit for making these pieces because it looked like it took a lot of work and time to put into each piece. I could never have that much patients to make pieces with pastel and have so much details. Overall, this week’s art gallery was one of my tops one I had visited due to the amazing work that was out for show.

Wk 9 – Classmate Conversation


This week I held a conversation with Vanessa Betancourt. I met this girl during lecture in our art’s class. Vanessa is an 18 year old who was born on July 3rd, 1997 in Long Beach, California but was raised in Bellflower, California. She graduated from Mayfair High School with the class of 2015. She attends Cal State Long Beach and is a Social Worker major. She spends a lot of time with her God sister Brooklyn and enjoys going to the gym, but she only goes on the stair-climber machine because she wants to reach her goal of becoming Slim She also loves to lift and says gym is life. She stats that it is also a stress reliever.    She drives a 1997 Acura but doesn’t know which kind. As a kid she loved Disney Channel and loved to watched Lilo and Stitch. She likes to go to Disneyland once a week, and her nickname is “Vanessa La Perra” because she loves the new Dog filter on snapchat. She says she posted a selfie like this once every two days on Snapchat. She is an awesome person and has a great personality that will put everyone in a good mood. So if you want to met her, hit her up.

Wk 9- Artist Conversation

Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

Exhibition: All Work All Play

Media: Metals (copper/silver)

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery

Website: None

Instagram: None (has a personal one)

Sean Joy Cabanig is a fifth year student in Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in the metals program. She is expected to graduate soon. She is from Los Angeles, California and has been living in Long Beach for most of her college life. She stayed in the dorms here at California State University of Long Beach for the first two years. She really loves cooking, eating and hanging out with her boyfriend. When she is with her boyfriend they always end up playing  Halo. She has two older brothers, one is 31 years old and the other is 29 years old. Sean Joy is currently 23 years old. She wasn’t into metals when she started at California State University of Long Beach, she was in creative writing in poetry and decided she didn’t want to be this major when she attended SOAR and got into studio art. Now she is just about to graduate from the metals program.

In her art work, she made interesting pieces that were made out of metal. The shapes of her pieces were all different. Most of them were smooth that won’t cut you when you touch it. The colors of the art she created was just simply and plain. She didn’t change the color of the metal. The size of her pieces varied. Most of here pieces were something that you could wear around your neck, wrist or even your fingers. All of these pieces made me realize how hard it is to create art out of metal.

Almost all of the pieces of art she created was made out of the silver. But some were made from copper. She told us the reason why she uses silver is because it is precious and it is a metal that could be metaled way easier than copper. She says that creating any art piece with sliver is hard and takes major focus. She also mentioned that her work is very experimental. She never likes to make something that she doesn’t like. If you notice here work, its not all the same so it shows that it goes with what her mood is at the given time to create each piece. Lastly, she told us that she wants to go around the world and look at different cultures to get the inspiration to create new and different art pieces. Overall, I really enjoyed looking at Sean Joy’s art pieces at the gallery.

When I got to the art gallery I saw that she was the only artist there at the time so I decided to go and interview her. At first I really didn’t know what to expect because I like to hear what the artist has to say before going inside the gallery and look at there work. She was very interesting to listen to because she told us that she likes to show off her work with the experience she learns. This can tell that she has come a long ways because this art was really good. Making metal pieces can be hard because I used to try to bent the metal the way I wanted it to come out but it never came out the way I wanted it to. So by her making her amazing sculpture with metal is wonderful. Overall, her artwork was really good and one of the best ones I seen so far.

Lord Fingers


I come from a family with nothing but lords, and we are out to get people who dislike us. We are a rich family and have a lot of haters. There are many people to come after us and kill us so they can take our fortune. We come from a city were we are in charge and have all the power we crave. We can do anything we want. We make our own laws and we collect tax money. The people from the city are scared of us, and will not turn their backs on us. We have spies around the city and they heard they were planning to come after us and kill my whole family and we have to recruit people in order to put a stop and scare them away without one of us getting hurt. I talked to a few people but there are some who we cannot trust because in the past they tried to kill us as we keep trying to find our new soldiers, We have found three main ones to protect us the first one is Perkins, the second one is Aurora and the last one is Ava. They are here to protect us and fight with us so they cannot take over our city and land!!!!

Perkins –

Aurora –

Ava –

Wk 8 Art Experience- Automatic Drawing

This week’s Art experience I decided to do it with poncho one of my close friends. It was different from all of our experience. It reminded me of the ouija board because we let it go on its own without thinking it. It was weird as first because we couldn’t stop laughing because we are never serious together so that was the hard part.  Poncho and I had a couple of beers during this project but we are not 21 yet lol. It would have been awkward to me if i didn’t do it with him. The fact that we were close it didn’t really affect me. At first I did not know what I was going to draw then as we progressed we started to get the hang of it. I was trying to draw a butterfly but poncho would move the pen to the other side so I couldn’t do it. After that I just let my hand do the movement and stayed relaxed.

Our result was not what we expected it to be because we thought we were going to draw something instead it came out to be a bunch of scribble. I tried to draw a picture but it did not work because he was thinking otherwise. Once we finished we both talked about how we wanted to draw something but we couldn’t because one another didn’t let it happen. Overall, it was different and out of the norm but it was a cool experience.