Week 13: Artist Interview

Tyler Turett.

This weeks gallery was some art work made by Tyler. The characters in his art work resembled that of the ones from Disney or Nickelodeon. Which I absolutely loved because I love Disney art! He is also finishing his last semester here at CSULB as an animations major which makes sense, his drawings are so animated! lol…

To create his drawings, he used Photoshop, After Affects and Flash. His drawings always come out as he goes. Until he sees that the character goes with his theme or just to his own liking.

His art work takes me back to those mornings where I would eat my cereal and enjoy Dragontales or Spongebob before school after taking a shower and my mom brushing my hair. Oh the memories!




Week 12: Activity

In this weeks acitvity, we had to create an ePortfolio, in which we had to change our website into something that displays our likes, aspirations and over just us.

I wanted my website to be about the ocean, and about how beautiful the earth is. I want people to begin to appreciate what life is and everything around them. And not be so materialistic about certain things, and to really appreciate what nature is.

I love to be by the ocean or be out hiking. So I am changing my title to “Free” which to me means to be free and one with nature.

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Being free can mean so many different things to people. But overall when you think of free, you think of just floating around in the wind or twirling in the breeze.


Week 12: Artist Interview

Christopher Michael Linquata.

The art work that this artist drew was paintings in which he used acrylic paint. His paintings took place in the Sunken City in which he named these paintings the Garden of San Pedro. His paintings were very detailed which is what I absolutely loved. His paintings had to do with mythological and religious themes.

Since his paintings had to do with mythological and religious ideas, in some of his paintings you can tell that he represented Jesus in a sense and the people around him represented the saints sleeping. What he said he was thinking about is putting all the art work together. He worked on multiple pieces at once.



I am not a religious person at all so I cannot relate to any of these pieces but I still do however find these pieces to be very beautiful in the sense that his passion for his religion is very strong and he is able to portray that into his paintings. I love his passion and love for his religion it is inspiring in the way that he feels so strongly about something.

His instagram is @icon5350.


Week 12: Classmate Interview


This week I interviewed a fellow classmate named Bryan Hernandez. He was actually from the same city as me and graduated from the same high school as me. He is 19 years young which does make him a year younger than me. He is a sophomore at CSULB.

His major is business management, and he likes to hang out with his friends, listen to music, go to the movies and camp. He also likes to hike just like me!

His favorite color is blue and he loves italian food, yum pasta~

Bright colors such as yellow, red and orange activate him. And colors such as blue and purple calm him.

His wordpress is https://hernandezbryan.wordpress.com/.


Week 11: Actvity -Fiber Art

This was so hard!

Lol so I could not figure out what to use to make a thing that can hang on my wall. First I thought of breaking a hanger apart and then gluing different ones together but then I thought that would be too hard. So then I figured out I should use a pencil and some string to make the hanging part and use a push pin or a nail to hold it on the wall. I got the idea of cutting up shirts and making that my strings but then I remembered that my dogs got into the house and ripped off some strings from our pillows so I thought hey! Why not use that? So I found the strings and used them instead as a part of the hangers with the pencil and I found some old pendants in my rooms that I never used and I found a random stringy tassel in my room and used that for the art that I would hang from the pencil.

What I learned from this is that being creative is not so hard but it is hard when it comes to something you have no idea what to do lol. The results were not what I expected but hey I tried lol. It made me very frustrated because I had to dig through the trash to find the strings lol but overall, it was an interesting experiment that made me value the art of fiber more.


Week 11: Artist Interview

Lets talk about this weeks artist interview!

First off her work was all made from ceramics and some pieces were made from yarn. All the pieces varied in sizes, they looked like mini people made from clay. I loved it so much, the aura of the gallery was mysterious, and sad but not in a bad way. They were all set up in a way that made you wonder what the artist was thinking when making them.

Such as this piece right here, I was like OMG WHERE IS THE HEAD lol but in my head of course!

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Week 11: Classmate Interview


This week I interviewed my classmate named Filimon Soltero. Soltero in Spanish means single, lol thought that was an interesting last name! Anways!

This is his 3rd year, he is majoring in healthcare administration.

His dream job is to work the business side of the hospital hence why his major is healthcare admin, lol.

He likes to play sports such as soccer! Soccer is my favorite sport, I love watching the Fifa World Cup.

He likes to watch movies, and meet new people. And just like any college student, he likes to eat haha.

His favorite food is tacos, a person can never go wrong with tacos lol. And his favorite color is green.

He graduated from Centennial High School in Compton and he is from Compton.

He thinks tattoos are art because they are a way for people to express themselves.

His wordpress is http://filimonsoltero.com.

And here is our selfie!

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Week 10: Artist Interview

Matthew Dumpit!

This weeks artist interview seemed very shy and awkward but talkative. He was really nice to talk to and answered everyones questions. His work was very intricate. There seemed to be so many little pieces that created one whole piece of art work. He said to make his art work he used a lot of metal and wire. The chair that he had displayed was made out of mid welding wire, not too sure what that is but when I first saw the chair I thought it was just an ordinary chair made out of wood.


The artist said that when he starts his work he begins with an array of emotions, he can be sad, confused, happy, frustrated. And from there he gets lost in his emotions then begins to get lost in his work. He gets more lost in a “muscle memory” where he then begins to build things little by little. Intricate things require a lot of focus so he had to stay focused therefore being lost in what he does helps him stay focused. It took him 5 months to complete this whole gallery.

Here’s a little video I took of one of the objects in his gallery:

Well….I tried to attach the video right now but it would not let me. He had a couple pieces that were all the same in the aspect that they can move if you turn one of the little knobs on the object.


To me, the nature of the art work does not necessarily appeal to me but the way he gets lost in his work and has so many emotions building up in the beginning kind of relates to me. For example, before I do a paper I begin to stress about every little thing and I begin to worry about how good or bad my paper actually is. And the intricate ways I need to be able to finish the paper in detail. I really liked his art work though. It was something I have never seen before and a piece that we were actually able to touch and interact with was pretty cool.

He actually has no website or social networks.

Week 10: Classmate Interview

This week I met a classmate that goes by the name of Donna Tang.

She was very sweet and friendly. She is Chinese and Vietnamese. This is currently her last year at CSULB. She is a double major in Social Work and Chinese. She currently works part time at a domestic violence shelter and has decided that she really wants to work with women who have been victims of domestic abuse. Her favorite color is blue, close to mine because mine is teal. She loves seafood but sadly is allergic to octopus and squid. I say sadly because I love calamari!

What she likes to do for fun is ride her skateboard and longboard and also loves to play the guitar. If she were to travel the world, she would go to Israel or Greece.

Her website is donnatangblog.wordpress.com

And here is a picture of us! 🙂


Week 9: Transmedia Storytelling

So here was our storyline and

It all began in a far away land named Chocolopolus. This happy town runs off chocolate, where everything is chocolate and people need chocolate in their everyday lives to live. The big bad guy that everyone fears is Monchichi. She loves chocolate and is willing to go beyond measure  to take control of the sweet savory chocolate system. Yaya, a towns woman is in charge of the chocolate system, she has complete power and runs the chocolate pipes to keep the townspeoples resources running. Monchichi despises her and her power is being able to control the pipes. Monchichi, being as selfish as she is, she wants to have a lot more chocolate than the rest, but she can’t because she doesn’t hold the control as Yaya does. Bob the Builder is a Monk, who supposedly doesn’t need chocolate to survive, and so far, he has proved it by living in Cocoa Less Valley. He knows the village people fear Monchichi Because they don’t know what she is capable of doing in order to get all the power within the chocolate system.  Monchichi knows exactly what to get in order to coerce Yaya into giving her all the power. Yaya has a best friend, Ish the Fish. One day, Monchichi sent out one of her chocolate trolls in disguise to go steal Ish the Fish. Yaya is getting back from a hard days of work because all the plumping had been down in the town… A coincidence?.. I think not! She begins to look for Ish the Fish and can’t find him anywhere, she searches everywhere, it isn’t long before she realizes he’s been stolen, and she knows exactly who to point to. She calls Bob the Builder to the rescue to capture Ish the Fish. In order to get to Monchichi, Bob the Builder has to travel to the 7 layered ever long chocolate forest and fight off chocolate trolls and wolves to get to the finest chocolate to lure Monchichi. Once Bob the Builder gets to the finest chocolate, he then infuses his sword with the chocolate and is off to fight Monchchi. When he finally reaches her house, he begins to fight her with his sword as she fights back. With every slash Bob throws, Monchichi is put into a trans and falls into a deep sleep. Bob rescues Ish the Fish and Yaya is relieved to have her Pal back. Monchichi fails miserably and lives a sad life knowing she will never gain power to the chocolate system.

Our characters analysis’ are below:

Bob the Builder- He is a monk who lived deep in the Coca Less Valley. A man of legend and myth, the one supposed man who could live without chocolate.

Monchichi- this character is the antagonist she desires power to the entire chocolate system. She stole Ish the Fish and will not give him back at any cost. She holds Ish the Fish hostage in order to coerce Yaya into transferring control of the chocolate plumbing system to Monchichi without realizing the secret power of Ish the Fish, he puffs up when he is near a well.

Ish the Fish- A young, wise puffer fish who has the power to puff up and sense chocolate wells. He is soon captured by Monchichi because she wants all the chocolate systems to herself. It is up to his faithful companion Yaya to save him.

Yaya- A young towns woman who controls all the chocolate systems and has to save Ish the Fish her one and only trusty companion with Bob from Monchichi, her worst enemy.

You can find Ish the Fish on Facebook and Instagram.



And Bob can be found on Instagram and Twitter.



Monchichi’s snapchat profile picture is as follows:

 IMG_1536Yaya can be also found on Snapchat (she is very sad she lost her fish):