Heather Nelson’s Intellectual Profile

1. My name is Heather Nelson and I am from Los Angeles, California. I am a senior communications major and will be graduating this upcoming may. I plan on attending Law School soon after my graduation. My main interest is music and I have worked at Sony Music for the last three years as a music licensing intern. It would be a blessing to get a job in music supervision and to compile soundtracks for movies.

2.  One of my favorite exhibits that I saw was at the Tate Modern in London. I do no remember the artists name but it was a fascinating piece where an entire room, about the size of our classroom, was a broken mirror. It was not actually a mirror but it was ground that was covered in an oil. This made the illusion that it was a mirror as you could see your reflection, however, if you looked in one spot it was clear that it was a room covered in this oil. It was wonderfully crazy. http://www.tate.org.uk/collection

Another one was this past summer in Los Angeles. It was at the MOCA in downtown LA and was called “Art In The Streets.” It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. It was an entire warehouse shaped into different rooms, showing the work of famous graffiti artists, such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey. The color was amazing and each room so unique. Also, it wasn’t just pieces on the wall, there were cars and miscellaneous objects. There was one room that had all black lights and was filled with neon objects. I recommend that every body watch the movie Exit Through The Gift-shop about Banksy and his work.  http://www.moca.org/audio/blog/?p=1522

3. The books that I read most often are the Chelsea Handler books that she writes about her own life. One is called “Are you there vodka, its me chelsea.” Although they are not intellectually challenging, they are hilarious books that are easy to read. They are almost relaxing after a long day at school and homework. That particular book contains stories about her childhood and sneaking out in the middle of the night. She talks about her family and all of her funny childhood experiences. The stories are very relatable and remind me of my high school and college memories. If anyone is looking for an easy and comical read I recommend her books or her show on E!

4. Besides art my main interest is music and going to concerts. Its unfortunate that the music industry is not as stable as it once was and people think im crazy to want to work in the industry but it is the only thing i love. I would love to compile soundtracks for movies and oversee music placement in TV shows, commercials, etc. My other interests are outdoor activities. I particularly love the ocean and the beach and although I am sad to leave Boulder am excited to get back to the west coast. I love to scuba dive and boogie board and would love to learn how to surf. I also play the drums.

5. The blogs I check the most are Perez Hilton and Deadline Hollywood.

6. A cultural event that really interested me lately was a Snoop Dogg and STS9 concert at red rocks. This was my first time going to red rocks and I was amazed. It is one of the most magnificent landscapes I have ever seen. The formation of the rocks is beautiful and the way that the sound just echoes perfectly outward is great. You could see wonderful views from the top. I know its seasonal but I wish I had utilized this venue more and definitely recommend anyone that has not been to red rocks yet to go (although I know most probably have). I will definitely go back as soon as possible and would like to go whenever I visit Boulder after graduation.

7. An interesting article I read lately was something that my dad sent me that he had read online. It was interesting but frightening. The article said to beware of miscellaneous water bottles on the ground. Kids and young adults (although it could be all ages) are putting water, aluminum foil and drano in a water bottle shaking it up and leaving it on the ground for someone to pick up. When a person does so it explodes like a bomb. There has been many reports of people losing fingers or whole hands. I found the article very frightening and I am not sure why anyone would do such a thing or think its funny to hurt people. It is extremely dangerous and now makes me second guess picking up water bottles that I think are trash. http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/bottlebomb.asp

8. This quote keeps me motivated to work harder and do more. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Gandhi

9. I have never been to the Denver Art Museum, MCA Denver and BMoca Boulder?

One Response

  1. I am from Los Angeles too and I am so disappointed I missed “Art in the Streets!” I am a huge Banksy fan and I love the documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” I watched it for the first time last year because my brother recommended it to me. I found it really interesting how the film was compiled. It was intriguing to hear Banksy talk about his work and the motives behind it. Also, while I am not a huge fan of Thierry Guetta, it was exciting to see the evolution of him being fascinated by being behind the camera to him developing a brand and becoming a street artist.

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