San Diego Community College District

Andrea Jiron
Journey Through the Cosmos

Andrea Jiron, "Journey Through the Cosmos",  Styrofoam, acrylic, 23" x 13" x 23"

Andrea Jiron, “Journey Through the Cosmos”, Styrofoam, acrylic, 23″ x 13″ x 23″

Artist Statement
I’ve always had an interest in Astronomy. It became influential in creating a sense of wonder in my work and I like using a wide variety of colors and curves to 
express that sense of wonder.
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Marvic Daniela Guerrero Bernal
I’m Still Here

Marvic Daniela Guerrero Bernal, "I'm Still Here", acrylic on canvas panel, 24" x 18"

Marvic Daniela Guerrero Bernal, “I’m Still Here”, acrylic on canvas panel, 24″ x 18″

Artist Statement
Cartoons and animated movies have taught me themes and lessons with a little twist of fantasy. Cartoons are more than just a past time to me, they have sparked an interest into illustration and animation. My ultimate dream is to become part of a crew that makes cartoons with deep meaning that brings joy into children’s lives. This piece is my way of combining something realistic with fantasy, which is why I gave it a cartoon-like fantasy, and is why gave it a cartoon-like background and elements.

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Andres Navarrete
Primary

Andres Navarrete, "Primary", acrylic paint, Styrofoam, 14" x 9" x 13"

Andres Navarrete, “Primary”, acrylic paint, Styrofoam, 14″ x 9″ x 13″

Artist Statement
I’ve always had a love for art, art history and Modernism . I was immediately drawn to the work of Piet Mondrian due to the simplicity of his line, and use of primary colors made an impression on me as an artist who used to think that more was always better. I had such a love for his paintings that i felt it would make for an interesting sculpture if i could take his style and apply it in the 3D form. Upon finishing this piece I gained an entirely new perspective and appreciation for his art due to the realization that while he only used red, yellow, and blue with some lines, its not easy making that interesting.

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Emily Jaworski
Shock Doctrine

Emily Jaworski, "Shock Doctrine", Styrofoam, Acrylic Paint, Wood, Metal Washers, Variable, 18"x13"x17"

Emily Jaworski, “Shock Doctrine”, Styrofoam, Acrylic Paint, Wood, Metal Washers, Variable, 18″x13″x17″

Artist Statement
I base my work on books I’ve read. While painting this form I listened to an audio version of Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine about “shock and awe” tactics of dismantling and rebuilding economies. This idea affected my color choice, and the kinetic parts to this sculpture hope to show that while people can be displaced, they cannot be replaced.

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Anthony Leib
Calavera Portait

Anthony Leib,  "Calavera Portait", oil on canvas, 12" x 16"

Anthony Leib, “Calavera Portait”, oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″

Artist Statement
This Dia De Los Muertos “Calavera” (skull) portrait was inspired by the holiday of the same name. San Diego being so close to the border has many Latin influences and this provided the inspiration. My work is based on classical painting with a modern cultural theme.

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