Artist: Krystal Ramirez
Exhibition: CSULB School of Art Holiday Art Sale
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery
This week I had the pleasure of attending the CSULB School of Art Holiday Art Sale. It was interesting to see all the art students coming out to showcase their work that they had created throughout their time here at CSULB. The exhibition that I chose was a compilation of alumni and the work of current students. There were many items that ranged from earrings, planters, and necklaces. There were mirrors everywhere so that you could see if you wanted to buy any pieces. I definitely believe that some items were pricey, but at the same time I don’t have much money as a college student. Overall, the work that I really enjoyed the most was the succulent plants. I don’t know why, but I developed an interest for succulent plants.
The art work that stood out the most to me was made by Krystal Ramirez. She is pursuing a BFA in 3-D media with a focus on metals. This is currently her third year working with metals here at CSULB. Her artwork incorporated the creation of two succulents with a metal base. The metal that she chose for her succulent was copper. The reason behind this is because copper is malleable, economical, and forgiving. Krystal stated that copper is an easier metal, and when you have gathered enough experience, you can move onto silver and other metals. She said the reason why she chose succulents was because her grandma had a whole bunch in her garden at home and she thought that it would look nice and I definitely agree that the copper complimented the succulent.