an ocean scene made out of pieces of fruit

Wk 6: Photowalk!

an ocean scene made out of pieces of fruit

Christine Kim plays with her food.

Jayson Fields channels his inner Daniel Craig & image removed

Hannah Mandias with glitter in her hair and Kyle Shishido with the center of his hair lightened to blonde

Hannah Mandias plays with glitter & Kyle Shishido plays with bleach.

Glitter Roots by Hannah Mandias

Coral Reef Art

Jamie Filosa found this cool video about Jason deCaires Taylor‘s underwater sculpture:

Underwater Sculptures Are Helping Rebuild Our Ocean's Coral ReefsUnderwater artwork is helping rebuild our ocean's coral reefs.

Posted by The Huffington Post on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Here’s his TED talk:


Through the end of Week 5 we’ve had a total of 345 points available. Here’s how many points you should have on BeachBored now to be on track for each grade level:

345 points = 100% = “A+” – 43 peeps
310 points = 90% = “A” – 53 peeps – 56+43 = 96
276 points = 80% = “B” – 17 peeps
241 points = 70% = “C” – 4 peeps
207 points = 60% = “D” – 7 peeps
206 points & below = “F” – 3 peeps

Based on these projected grades, the current overall class GPA is 3.54, which is down from last week’s 3.57 by 0.03

Lots of high scores and lots of EC! Awesome!
But a number of peeps are also losing points on Artist Conversations because of “simple” mistakes. Be sure to look at the Grading Rubric and check the “Coded Points” so you can see your mistake and get full credit next time. Most of you already are using the Artist Conversation Template, yay! If you’re not, it really helps you get full points! And remember, “0” means grading still in progress. Please don’t email me asking why you got a “0”.


This week we’re meeting at the SOA Gallery complex on Thursday as usual, but we’re not doing Artist & Classmate conversations this week! Instead we’ll go off on Photowalks. This week only, it’s just 1 blog post, for the Photowalk Art Experience, and no Conversation posts. We’ll be back to the usual 3 posts next week.

You can follow the Photowalk Guide of your choice. Here are the Guides and the CSULB Photowalk Tours they’ll be leading:

Maddy Braverman

My theme will be “What CSULB is Truly Known For”. Our university has many amazing attributes but when referring to the campus there are a few particular locations and attractions that really make the school unique. I plan to go to my favorite CSULB sign made out of plants, the notorious fountains, the pyramid, the Japanese Gardens and more if we have time. Additionally, open for questions and suggestions always.

Maddy Braverman at Seal Beach smiling & holding a plaster casting of her hand

Jing Huan Ooi

My theme will be “The natural side of CSULB”. I am going to bring students down close to the engineering buildings where there are lots of trees around. For me It is the best place for photography. 😀

photo of Jing Huan Ooi

Anthony Sanchez

My plan is to take the group through the middle of campus and get some shots of daily life. Next we’ll head below the science building where you can see over a nice part of campus. Last we will head towards the Pyramid to take pictures of one of the marvels of CSULB.

photo of Anthony Sanchez with his hands in the air

Valentina Ramirez

I have in mind walking around campus past the most well known parts of our campus and also new seating areas that have been added to school (example: between LA4 and LA3 there’s a newer grassy area with benches and tables), the Pyramid, the water fountains.

photo of Valentina Ramirez holding a plaster casting of her hand

Joshua Hyun

I will take my group to go see the Walter Pyramid, one of the few pyramids in the United States. I will also take us to go see the Japanese garden at school to see the influence of Asian culture even here in CSULB.

headshot of CSULB student Joshua Hyun

Dorothy McMahon

My walk will take students to the different water displays we have on campus. From the fountain to the Japanese garden. To take photos of the water and the art that has gone into presenting it.

portrait of Dorothyrose McMahon

Hunter Mervosh

My theme will be trees of CSULB. We have so many different forms of greenery on campus; like the other day I saw a plumeria tree on campus and it caught me off guard because it was the only one I’ve ever seen on campus. We will walk the upper campus admiring the trees of CSULB we often take for granted and lack admiration of.

Hunter Mervosh in a bathtub

Crysta Tim

My plan is to take my group through the fun recreation sights of CSULB. First we will go to the outdoor shopping area near the bookstore, then go to the bottom floor of the USU (billiards, bowling, swimming pool), then we will end at the H2O fountain at Brotman Hall.

Portrait of Crysta Tim

Tuesday Discussions

Nice discussions last week. Here’s two that I thought were good:

Gianni Versace & Alexander McQueen

Fashion is a huge part of the society that we live in. Today in class we learned about two fascinating designers Alexander McQueen, and Gianni Versace. McQueen is a British fashion designer who was influenced by his right hand woman Katy England. He makes impractical fashion, turning it into an art instead. He mainly uses muted colors, with the exception of a vibrant red color. He is known for “Bringing drama and extravagance to the catwalk”. On the other hand, Versace is influenced by Greek history and Andy Warhol. In contrast to McQueen, he uses mainly bright colors and is the first designer to link fashion to the music world. We thought both fashionistas come from a different time and combated the trends of their time very well. Where Versace uses color and short clothing, McQueen really embodies the era of the 2000’s. We also believe both designers work was a reflection of their personal lives. McQueen was known for being depressed and struggling with drugs throughout his career, so we believe all of his work being dark colors resembled this sorrow. By contrast it seemed as though Versace lived a content life which reflected in his colorful and outgoing fashion designs.

Aaron Dela Rosa
Crysta Tim
Danielle Dallas
Florenz Francis Baltazar
Madison Braverman

Whilst comparing the two fashion powerhouses, our group was drawn to the elaborate patterns and colors of old Versace collections. The pieces were flattering and drew attention to the figure of the model. McQueen on the other hand tended to push the limits of “wearable” fashion; most of his pieces were more suited for the runway than a meeting or a walk through the neighborhood. We felt that the lifestyle of the two reflected on their collections. McQueen was from London, a city more known for it’s gloominess and dark fashion trends (skinheads, punk, etc.) and his collections were always harsh, dark, and Victorian. Versace was a flamboyant, eccentric, and loud designer hailing from Italy, the land of beauty. His collections were colorful, slender, and easily accessorize-able.

Christopher Moore
Colleen Siongco
Dorothyrose McMahon
Leon Phung
Maria Barreda
Nicole Chovit

Discussion: Photography: Nan Goldin & Mary Ellen Mark

Group 1

  1. Amber Bolden
  2. Reuben William Dyce
  3. Colleen Siongco
  4. Hannah Mandias
  5. Jing Huan Ooi
  6. Leon Phung

Group 2

  1. Sam Tan
  2. Valerie Laslo
  3. Jazlyn Tabar
  4. Catherine Chin
  5. Annie Ronning
  6. Ngozi Ekwedike

Group 3

  1. Tiffany Van Gilder
  2. Rebekah Johnson
  3. Katherine Pantoja
  4. Hilario Saucedo
  5. Elijah Yee
  6. Lainie Le

Group 4

  1. Francisco Miranda
  2. Carlos Nava
  3. Christopher Chadwick
  4. William Luna
  5. Enrique Vega
  6. Mia Miller

Group 5

  1. Natalie Guevara
  2. Maddy Braverman
  3. Alfonso Madrigal
  4. Jennifer Garcia
  5. Crysta Tim
  6. Rejina Hernandez

Group 6

  1. Alanna Godinez
  2. Elizabeth Moledo
  3. Christopoher Moore
  4. Dominique Gomez
  5. Kyle Shishido
  6. Katherine Shinno

Group 7

  1. Xiomara Brenes
  2. Tyler Kedis
  3. Ashley Batres
  4. Alyssa Castro
  5. Florenz Francis Baltazar
  6. Helen Lee

Group 8

  1. Jesus Viramontes
  2. Tareena Woods
  3. Julio Garcia
  4. Haley Anderson
  5. Bianca Dominquez
  6. Jennifer Lee

Group 9

  1. Jamie Filosa
  2. Gina Householder
  3. Destiny Farihi
  4. Charles Watson
  5. Shannon McGuinness
  6. Molly Poyer

Group 10

  1. Leah Perez
  2. Elidia Ramirez
  3. Devon Carus
  4. Aaron Dela Rosa
  5. David Brown
  6. Cassandra Topete

Group 11

  1. Nancy Tran
  2. John Stouras
  3. Jhonatan Ramos
  4. Jayson Fields
  5. Symone Pallett
  6. Maison Chiu

Group 12

  1. Erick Diaz
  2. Alexander Lucero
  3. Andrew Andrade
  4. Rosa Velazquez
  5. Kordell Tan
  6. Cheryl Peng

Group 13

  1. Vanessa Betancourt
  2. Danielle Garcia
  3. Aaron Satterfield
  4. Christine Kim
  5. Megan Stevens
  6. Enrique Plascencia

Group 14

  1. Leslie Echiveste
  2. Gabriela Hernandez
  3. Bez Middleton
  4. Anthony Sanchez
  5. Peter Bay
  6. Francesca Butler

Group 15

  1. Justin Marquez
  2. Eduardo Castillo
  3. RaVen Montgomery
  4. Jerry Pleitez
  5. Adilene Leon
  6. Nicole Chovit

Group 16

  1. Carlos Cucufate
  2. Oscar Alvarez
  3. Glenda Castillo
  4. Tiffany Tran
  5. Joshua Hyun
  6. Aaron Valenzuela

Group 17

  1. Maria Barreda
  2. Christopher Williams
  3. Marilyn Try
  4. Lorena Rubalcava
  5. Anthony Estalilla
  6. Valentina Ramirez

Group 18

  1. Brandon Nhem
  2. Jseeica Addonizio
  3. Meng Chu
  4. Kyu Jung Lee
  5. Hunter Mervosh
  6. Ramtin Yousefi

Group 19

  1. Martin Diaz
  2. Christian Aguirre
  3. Regan Cameron
  4. Ciprian Robielos
  5. Andrew Hana
  6. Brianna Hastie

Group 20

  1. Sean Hernandez
  2. Dorothyrose McMahon
  3. Kimberly Gutierrez
  4. Johathan Behzadian
  5. Gregory Plantenga
  6. Daniella Galindo

Group 21

  1. Margarita Reyna
  2. Shayenne Prasad
  3. Patrick Dong
  4. Daniel Bursch
  5. Marlon Fernandes
  6. Carlos Madrigal
  7. Cynthia Esquivas