Week 15 Artist Conversation

Artist: Sam

Exhibition: N/A

Media: Sculpture

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Merylin Werby Gallery

Website: N/A

Instagram: onetruesam


About the Artist

On December 7, 2016 I Interviewed Sam. He is a senior who attends California State University of Long Beach. His major is Sculpture because people told him that it was a great thing to do. He basically winged it, based on what people said and ended up enjoying it.

Formal Analysis

He created a chess piece. He used wood, resin, and acrylic. The wooden box is smooth. And the figurines are each created beautiful due to the attention to detail. In addition, when you want to put away the pieces the inside of the box has slots to put away the pieces neatly. The whole piece has a soft and structured feature to it which makes it beautiful.

Content Analysis

The chess piece took ten days from the very beginning to the end. The ten days that he spent to create this took a majority of his time. He spent hours working on the chess piece, and the way it came to be is beautiful. He likes playing chess and they wanted to sell things so why not create a chess game. People like playing games and he does too, so someone must be willing to buy it for three hundred dollars.

Synthesis/My Experience

When I walked into the gallery I was astonished of all the materials that were in the room because students made them. I saw necklaces that were beautiful, but then I came across the chess board. I enjoy playing chess. When I noticed that someone had made it, I could believe it because it was well made. Unlike some of the other things that were in there because it looked like children made it, which is something that people would not want to buy. The whole gallery was beautiful in some aspects and others were not, especially to some of the prices that were labeled to some of the items, such as the chess piece. But, hey if he wanted to put it that price then go ahead he made it after all.




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