Wk13-Artist Interview-Shirhori Nakayama

For this week, an artist name Shirhori Nakayama displayed her artwork at the Dutzi Gallery. her show was called “Recapturing the Moment”. Nakayama is currently finishing up her Masters and is using this exhibition as her thesis. 

Once I entered the gallery, I felt really interested in the artwork displayed. Nakayama had a variety of pieces with varous of designs. She mention that she has been drawing ever since she was little. During the process of making her artwork, she mention that she first draws, then scans, and finally prints out the image. In my perspective, I thought her artwork was really cool due to all the details each image had. It seemed like each image had their own stories. Overall, it took her about four months to complete her artwork. I was really impressed with Nakayama’s artwork and I enjoyed looking through her amazing portraits. 

              

Wk 12-Artist Interview-Kat Cox

For this week, an artist name Kat Cox displayed her artwork at the Dutzi-Gallery. her show was called “Domestic Implications”. Cox is currently finishing up her bachelors of Fine Arts.

Once I entered the gallery, I felt really curious and interested in the artwork displayed. Cox had different types of pieces with a variety of shapes, designs, and colors. It was amazing being able to see the finish products and how they are done so carefully. She mention that she uses porcelain as clay and celadon as glaze. In addition, based on her explanation of what each piece goes through and is processed to the final outcome, I must say it can be hard work. However, once the final product is finished it is quite worth it. It can take a few hours or days just carving itself and a couple more hours using the potters-wheel. Some of my favorite sculptures are in picture one. The detailed designs and colors used really stands out. I was really impressed with other sculptures as well. The reason I say this is because other sculptures portrayed a story with carved figures. Overall, I was really impressed with Cox’s artwork and I enjoyed looking through her amazing artwork.

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Wk 8-Artist Interview-Kezia Fullerton

For this week, an artist name Kezia Fullerton displayed her artwork at the Dutzi Gallery. Her major is a Bachelors of Arts in 3D Fiber/Media. The name of her show is called “Identity”. All of her art pieces are inspired by her friends and family members. Her pieces are named after their a friend or family memeber. She also mentioned that each piece is a portrait about them. In my opinion, I found this very interesting. The reason I say this is because Kezia was able to look beyond each individuals personality and create something so unique. It took her about one to two and half years to complete all of her artwork displayed at the gallery. When asked how she got introduced to fiber art she said that she had taken a class and what she saw was very interesting. She not only liked the class itself, but felt comfortable and really liked the environment. Eventually, she decided to continue with 3D fiber/media and pursue it as a major. Here is some of her amazing artwork…