Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Diana Arreola
Maritza

Diana Arreola, "Maritza", Photography, 11" x 17", 2015; image courtesy of the artist.

Diana Arreola, “Maritza”, Photography, 11″ x 17″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist.

Artist Statement: 
Latina Women are often depicted in the media as stereotypical, hyper-sexualized commodities shown for the sole purpose of pleasuring the viewer. In my on-going Latina Women portrait project, I make photographs that show their humanity and, working with them collaboratively, give each woman power over how they are represented.
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Bill Moy
Silent Bay

Bill Moy, "Silent Bay", Photography, 12" x 19", 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Bill Moy, “Silent Bay”, Photography, 12″ x 19″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Bill Moy, "Silent Bay", Photography, 12" x  17", 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Bill Moy, “Silent Bay” (detail), Photography, 12″ x 17″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement:
My photographic images are the visual expression of my emotions. I choose subjects that give me a sense of peace, tranquility and solitude. Through my camera lens, I embrace and appreciate the beauty of the world around me. I share my photographic images with everyone, hoping they provide an opportunity for viewer’s to reflect on their own
feelings and experiences.
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Shayne Oseguera
2-Faced Society Butts Stink

Shayne Oseguera, "2-Faced Society Butts Stink", Wire mesh, cigarette butts/cartons, hot glue, 12" x 17" x 11", 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Shayne Oseguera, “2-Faced Society Butts Stink”, Wire mesh, cigarette butts/cartons, hot glue, 12″ x 17″ x 11″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Shayne Oseguera, "2-Faced Society Butts Stink", Wire mesh, cigarette butts/cartons, hot glue, 12" x 17" x 11", 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Shayne Oseguera, “2-Faced Society Butts Stink”, Wire mesh, cigarette butts/cartons, hot glue, 12″ x 17″ x 11″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement: 
As a child, street art inspired me to become an artist. I strongly believe street art is an effective approach into projecting issues, expressing ideas, or simply bringing beauty to the community. This belief led me to experiment with creating a work of art that can be publicly displayed, and touch on an issue that brings ugliness to our community. The cigarette butt is one of the main littered items each day, defacing our world and environment. By creating a sculpture touching on this environmental issue, I was able to use these butts and clean our streets for a day. There is a total of roughly 1700 recycled cigarette butts in this piece.
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Sarah Sauerzopf
Get Your Head Out of Your Ass

Sarah Sauerzopf, "Get Your Head Out of Your Ass", Micro pens, acrylic, watercolor on illustration board and wood, 24" x 36", 2015; image courtesy of the artist.

Sarah Sauerzopf, “Get Your Head Out of Your Ass”, Micro pens, acrylic, watercolor on illustration board and wood, 24″ x 36″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist.

Sarah Sauerzopf, "Get Your Head Out of Your Ass" (detail), Micro pens, acrylic, watercolor on illustration board and wood, 24" x 36", 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Sarah Sauerzopf, “Get Your Head Out of Your Ass” (detail), Micro pens, acrylic, watercolor on illustration board and wood, 24″ x 36″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement:
Films that have impacted my life, graphic novels and music influence my artwork. I also draw upon my own experiences for my artistic influences, especially conversations and questions I ask myself after listing to statements made by friends, families and strangers. Doing this particular artwork made me realize that it is okay to make mistakes, and try to challenge social norms. I want others, who view the artwork to understand it is okay to challenge the world, ask questions and make mistakes.
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Yao Zhong
The Right Door

Yao Zhong, "The Right Door", Digital Photography, 11.6" x 7.7", 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Yao Zhong, “The Right Door”, Digital Photography, 11.6″ x 7.7″, 2015; image courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement: 
Some people think a good photo must tell a good story, but this is not really my concern. My work pursuits the revivification of the scene by being loyal to the original chiaroscuro, colors and texture. Stories are secondary, while realism and
visual pleasure are primary.
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