Social Photography — Instagram

For this week’s project, I was required to post at least 4 photos to Instagram throughout the day. I was able to post one photo before I left for school, and another three at school from the art galleries.

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The first photo I posted was of a sign kept in my backyard- “Home of the Wicked Witch and her Little Monsters.” I thought it was cute, and showed how important Halloween and similar themes were in my home.

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The next photo was of an interesting set that called my attention. The gallery was filled with artwork from adults with dementia or other disabilities, and seeing what they had to say and seeing pieces of them really intrigued me.
One of my aunt’s commented, suggesting that I look into a play that is put together every summer in Laguna Beach. Turns out it, it’s a team of aspiring actors, actresses, and crew members that bring historic paintings to life. They have a commentator that tells facts about the painting, the artist, and those who work hard on putting it all together on that night. It sounds really intersting, and I do plan on looking into it when they start again next summer.

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I posted a photo of very detailed work on a knife next. This gallery had lots of detailed work on pottery, plates, bowls, and knives. It was very interesting to see the details in each piece, and it made me wonder if I would have the patients to try something similar on my own.

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My last post was of the very intriguing piece in the Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery. It gave a sense of eeriness, which really made me wonder what the message behind it could be. The prints were set up in a circle, with a small nest in the middle. Outside of the circle gave a sense of power, but once inside, I felt uncomfortable and like I was being looked down upon.

Each gallery had amazing and very interesting pieces. I’m so glad this is going to be a weekly activity, because I have been wanting to visit the galleries since I started at CSULB, but never had the time to stop by. Each gallery was so inspiring, and I hope for the best for each artist I was able to meet.

Plaster Casting

This post was due last week, but better late than never, right?

Because I had work the night before, I was running a little late to the Seal Beach class meeting. Luckily I made it, but I did not remember that I needed a partner to help me. So while standing around, trying to figure out how I was going to accomplish the project on my own, I met Brianna. We were able to help each other out, and it worked out perfectly!

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While waiting for our hands to dry up, we started worrying because the tide was getting worse. It came up so high, it buried some of our classmate’s hands. We were so concerned that the water was going to reach our hands, but luckily the water never went that high.

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This is the finished product of all my hard work, including the help from Brianna! The tips of my fingers look like they broke off/ deformed a little, but I really like how it came out. It was definetly a fun experience, and I would really like to go back and try it again sometime soon.

While on the trip, I did meet others in the class, and everyone was extremely friendly. It’s definitely a different experience meeting others outside of class, than in the classroom. I feel like being at the beach made it feel more relaxing and comfortable for everyone to meet and talk a little. Overall it was a fun experience, and I’m excited for the next projects to come in the semester.

Hello World!

My name is Zeida (Zay-duh) Gonzalez, and I am a food-lover, bookworm, and a Harry Potter nerd. This is my third year attending CSULB, but also my fourth year in college. Last year I decided to attend Cypress College with the intention of entering the medical or dental field, until I discovered my passion for film making! I met a special effects artist, and he opened up a whole new world for me and helped me discover what I really wanted to do for the rest of my life. Although film is a competitive field, I am determined to reach my many goals and bring amazing films to life. 

Outside of school and work, I enjoy spending time with my huge family. I am the oldest of my five sisters and one brother, so I try my hardest to set a good example for them. I love to spend time with friends by getting coffee, going to a bookstore, a show, or going on an adventure and trying a new restaurant or place. One of my recent trips was to Orlando, Florida, where I shamelessly celebrated my 21st birthday at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida. Being a Harry Potter nerd since I was 6, I was the happiest 21-year-old amonst kids who were all half my age, and I loved every second of it. 

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I am very friendly and easy to talk to, and I can’t wait to see what this semester holds!

-Z