During my ride home i was about to pass the local library and i decided that i should go in and find something to read on design,art,sculpture or whatever i didn't know i was just gonna go peek a gander around. locked up my bike and i noticed that there was a gallery connected to the front of the library, so i decided to go in and check it out, as i walk through the doors the curator was busy talking to some art enthusiast,...enthusiastically. so i start walking around looking at all the pieces, and start noticing that they are all done by local artists or artist who have local studios. then i keep walking around looking at all the pieces, they were mostly 3dimensional mixed media paintings i guess you would call them. alot of them have very intering aspects regarding their subject matter, i was captivated by one piece where a guy coloured in the differnt pieces of wood in a piece of particle board, it almost looked like something out of an 80's styled advertisement.
in the center part of the gallery there was one piece that was particularly intriguing.
it was a safari chair with a bunch of pictures and a briefcase and a safari hat hat on it.
however ontop of the briefcase there was a GOLDEN birdcage, with a bunch of little winged giraffe and next to the cage there was one giraffe in a glass with ice, and the whole thing was set up with a green backdrop (the rest of the gallery had white walls)
and i thought it was a very well constructed piece and a good representation of exploitation of africa.
By this time the curator is done talking to the other person and comes over and we start talking about this piece. Then the curator starts telling me how this artist is such a pain and she has to get every little detail right to make the compisition blah blah blah. and how she is a teacher at Palomar. So upto this point i have been reading every artists name aswell at the name of the composition as i was going up to the piece, but for this one i didnt for some reason. and then i look. Cristine Oatman.... lol i had her as a teacher. she was one of the hardest teachers i ever had, completely stifled everyones creativity in the class. however i think i learned more about art in her class than i did in anyone else's. so i guess all the things she taught me that made a good assemblage she practically uses. hahaha kindof funny though.