Vamp Self Portrait

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This preview image looks really blue and weird but if you click on it or click on the pdf it looks better.

 

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Fruit Crate Label

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Inspiration

Bottles

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Word Art

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Gamelan Concert

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On December 7th the Gamelan band came and played for us in Arts 111.  Gamelan is a musical style from Indonesia that includes gong and several different instruments that are similar to xylophones.  Prior to the concert we had a lecture on the music.  This is a style of music which is passed on from generation to generation.  However, there is a class being taught at CSUSM which teaches this, I enjoyed the music and culture so much I will be taking this class in the spring.  What really inspired me about this style is what we learned in the lecture which is that the music is traditionally played with a shadow puppet show.  I really liked the way the puppets looked and was inspired by them for my own work.

MandoBasso

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On September 14, MandoBasso played on campus in room 111.  This band is made up of Gunnar Biggs and Bill Bradbury.  Bill Bradbury played the mandolin.  He also sang the famous folk song Barbara Allen.  Gunnar Biggs played the big stand up bass.  I actually really like folk music so I thought this was a lot of fun.  I only wished that they would have sang to more of the songs.  They did discuss many of the songs, their meaning and importance.  It was cool and inspiring hearing about these folk songs and how they were preserved only by passing them on through generations.  I think like this kind of music and the old backwoods style that comes with it.  This had made me think that perhaps I should do some work to do with this, I am originally from Wyoming so its fitting.

Vegas

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I was in Vegas a couple of weeks ago and Vegas is a place of constantly having imagery thrown at you.  All your senses are on overdrive.  If you can pull out specific images there is a lot amazing graphic imagery and artistic shows.  One of the shows that I found especially inspiring for any kind of work was the show at Club Rain in the Palms.  The show had amazing lighting effects , pyro techniques coming out of the ceiling and a huge screen right behind the dj which had different videos streaming through according to how the music was being played.  The music was incredible and kept building and building to a very powerful, even emotional finale.  Everything came together to create one amazing feeling.  It truly was a piece of art.

 

Jazz on the Half Shell

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I went to the Twenty/20 Grill in the Sheraton in Carlsbad on December 1st.  We stayed and watched these Jazz musicians play for a couple hours.  The main musician was Sue Palmer who mainly played the trombone but also played another instrument which I wasn’t familiar with it was a silver hand held box which she played with a stick like a drum stick.   The music was really great and fun.  It opened me up more to Jazz music. I liked how it was flexible enough in its style to be enjoyable in a bar scene but I felt that it would have also been great as a show.  It worked really well in the bar atmosphere, it added to the vibe.   These musicians were really great and it was a lot of fun getting to listen to them.

Rolling Hills

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Soybeans and Fruit

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