Week 1: Classmate Conversation ft. Ana Maya

Meet Ana Maya! She’s a second-year undergraduate student from Long Beach, California, currently majoring in Anthropology. Our conversation drew around the topic of what would you “draw the line” at what is art. Ana’s definition of art is somewhat broad, to a point where anything could be considered art, as long as the artist(s) have…

Week 1: Art Experience with Plaster Casting

Plaster casting is an exciting process of making nothing into anything and everything. Some needed materials include: plaster, several feet of free sand, a pair of digging hands or a shovel, mixing bucket, salted or salt-free water, some friends and delicious cinnamon and hibiscus tea! The overall experience of plaster casting is pretty fun and exciting,…

Week 2: Landscape with a Corpse

So my thought when creating this scene was to emphasize on the light versus dark surround the dead corpse. The surrounding of the car was quite clean and white, however, what’s inside was rather dark and depressing. The capture of this picture was quite difficult because the right angle needed to be captured in order…

Week 2: Classmate Conversation ft. Monica Lock

Hello! This is Monica Lock, she’s a third year, currently studying Business at CSULB. During this week’s class meeting, we pondered upon an interesting question: Is art actually important in today’s world? Our answer were very similar to each other’s in that art is actually very important in today’s world because there are currently so…

Larval Developmental Physiology

My current research lab aim to study the physiological constraints and adaptations of larval organisms. The physiological demands on a developing organism through its environment could greatly shape their critical developmental stages. Our lab aims to understand different strategies to solving problems involving simultaneously maintain physiological homeostasis, growth, and development of new structures.