Intellectual Profile

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest. I am a junior and a studio arts major.  I am taking my fourth studio art class in my life. I have many fields of interest but what im focusing on right now is art and psychology. I would like be a art therapist and maybe a massage therapist on the side.

2. Describe an exhibition that you liked or found impressive. Tell us why. Please provide a link to a website, if possible. At the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art this summer I saw Seth Wilsun’s exhibit called “wishing well.” I really liked this exhibit because it was somewhat interactive, was visually entertaining, and mentally stimulating. You had to move around and position your head so that you could look down into this huge geometric shape. Inside there was a serious of mirrors that fragmented your view into hundreds of different images. There was two of these geometric shapes mirror things, each with a different number of sides. I liked this because it was an illusion and reminded me of the vast array of different aspects to the self.

3. Which books did you read of late (art, fiction, non-fiction)? Pick one and go into detail about it. The last two books I read were the Stranger and East of Eden. East of Eden by John Steinbeck was one of the best books I’ve ever read. It was set in the early 1800’s going on unil the early 1900’s. This book dealt with love, hate, courage, fear, sociopaths, philosophers, reaction-ists, and painted a (I think)  accurate picture of over a 100 years of gritty American culture. The overall-main point of this book that I think Steinbeck was trying to convey was this idea of “Timeshel” – a biblical reference that translates to “thou mayest.” In context this is about the ability that we all have to choose right or wrong (except for sociopaths or people with other chemical mutations). I haven’t read to many books that so profoundly articulate and demonstrate one sole point, and I was extremely moved when I found this one.

4. What are your main interests besides art? I am really interested in spirituality, nature, hallucinogens, relationships, love, the green movement, the occupy movement, 2012, feminism, and health, to name a few.

5. Which blogs do you check regularly? and soundcloud are the only blogs…but I check and on the regs.

6. Which cultural event has really impressed you lately? This can be a museum, a concert, or anything like that, but also a sports game (if you consider this a cultural event for which there are good reasons). Or anything I am not even thinking of … Again, tell us why. The occupy movement is happening in over 82 countries around the world. People are waking up to the fact that there is an small “elite” group of people who are in control over modern society, are warping the minds of billions of people, and are driven by greed. In the last few years we have seen the biggest earthquake, tsunami, and hurricane in history. Dictatorships are being overthrown all over the world. This occupy movement is the statement that those 99% are fed up with the destruction of the earth and humanity that has come from the manipulation of the masses by the greed of a few sociopathic males.

7. Please describe briefly an article in a newspaper or a magazine that got you thinking lately. Reading online is fine, and what you introduce here does not have to be about art. If the respective article is available online, please link to it! My friend in California said she read an article in Santa Barbara that stated that the water management is try this tatic called “could seeding”  to “encourage rainfall.” Their apparently doing this by dumping silver iodide (a toxic chemical) into the air via airplanes. I looked into it and apparently they have been doing this cloud seeding for many years. Also this doesn’t seem to be only in California, theres links all over the web that have pictures of tplanes’ chemtrails (as apposed to con trails- which are just water vapor) are turning into brownish or hazy clouds that linger over their town. I’ve noticed here in boulder that some planes trails go way in a matter of minutes, and some chemtrails not only stretch from one horizon to the next, but expand and turn into dark clouds and even descend. This is a pretty disturbing concept to thing that we are being unknowingly poisoned. If anyone has any facts about why some trails go away and why some stay, expand, descend, I would be grateful. Hers a link to the a local Santa Barbara new station online recap of the story.

8. Please share with us a thought or an idea that really widened your intellectual horizon. Again, this must not be limited to the visual arts. If possible, give a source for this idea so that others know where to go to if they are interested. Every time we break down a particle, we find there is a smaller particle. When we found cells, we thought “wow that must be the smallest thing.” Then we found that those were made up of atoms and thought the same thing. Then we found that these atoms were made up of …electrons neutrons and protons. Then we created a particle accelerator and found that protons particles were made up of quarks.  Our technology will always be limited and it is therefore improbable to think we could ever find what truly is the smallest thing, if there is such a thing. If we are made up of infinitely small particles then we are infinitely dense. Also the fact that an atom is 99.99% empty space is remarkable. All matter is just energy vibrating at different rates in time. I think that by understanding these two things: everything is infinitely dense and everything is energy- we can start to understand that we are all connected. I believe this is the basis for the Unified Field Theory. Youtube it.

9. Have you been to the Denver Art Museum, MCA Denver and BMoca Boulder? Describe one art object or a show you remember seeing. Yeap, One exhibit at the BMoca I saw this summer was…this team had gathered dozens or hundreds or pieces of drift wood and created this flowing sculpture in the side of the room. Before the team put them up they painted the wood scrapes each a different color…I remember light pink, white, light blue, and light green. The pieces were stapled together and attached to the walls in corner of the room. This was a really interesting sculpture that reminded me of a choppy ocean.

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