Pick up the Pieces (2020)

Davey Groke

acrylic, canvas, staples
24 in x 48 in



This abstract work displays torn portions from painting experiments I worked on this past year. Alone they were unsuccessful, but damaged and stapled together they become a new work of art. This piece speaks on the precariousness of trying to put ones life back together, and the ability of people to stretch themselves to thin, or squeeze into situations they do not easily fit into.
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Pick up the Pieces (2020)

Davey Groke

acrylic, canvas, staples
24 in x 48 in

This abstract work displays torn portions from painting experiments I worked on this past year. Alone they were unsuccessful, but damaged and stapled together they become a new work of art. This piece speaks on the precariousness of trying to put ones life back together, and the ability of people to stretch themselves to thin, or squeeze into situations they do not easily fit into.
No. 2: Rat with Pocket Watch (2019)

Aviana Wells

Mixed recycled fabric, embroidery thread, polymer clay, acrylic paint, wire, hand-welded repurposed metal tubing to construct inner armature, recycled poly-fil, found pocket watch, found walnut base.
height 15 in, width variable



The project is part of an on-going project entitled Scavenger Class where I use primarily recycled materials and hand-sewing to construct soft-sculpture depictions of scavenger animals that are both symbolic and real. Begun in 2019, the project was summoned by my interest in the tensions between the natural world and the conventions of society. My goal is to enlighten viewers about the specific category of scavenger animals and their connection to human behaviors and desires, while also engaging in a personal narrative.
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No. 2: Rat with Pocket Watch (2019)

Aviana Wells

Mixed recycled fabric, embroidery thread, polymer clay, acrylic paint, wire, hand-welded repurposed metal tubing to construct inner armature, recycled poly-fil, found pocket watch, found walnut base.
height 15 in, width variable

The project is part of an on-going project entitled Scavenger Class where I use primarily recycled materials and hand-sewing to construct soft-sculpture depictions of scavenger animals that are both symbolic and real. Begun in 2019, the project was summoned by my interest in the tensions between the natural world and the conventions of society. My goal is to enlighten viewers about the specific category of scavenger animals and their connection to human behaviors and desires, while also engaging in a personal narrative.
Drop into a Mountain (2020)

Acacia Hu

Oil paint on canvas
20 in x 24 in



Can nature get along with humans?
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Drop into a Mountain (2020)

Acacia Hu

Oil paint on canvas
20 in x 24 in

Can nature get along with humans?
In Loving Memory (2017)

Hope Mayer

Metal sheet, 3 ft 16 th rod, wood, saltwater
2 ft x 3 ft



This work was created In Loving Memory of my father, Victor Joseph Mayer, and his love for adventure. He adored Yosemite, so the main shape of the piece resembles Half Dome and represents my father. The rods symbolize my mother's effort to keep our family a cohesive unit amidst my father's cancer. The three logs represent my two brothers and me, as we supported my father during his sickness. The front log is different from the others, smaller, to represent it supports the piece less. This log represents myself because while my dad was sick he leaned more on my brothers because he didn't want me to see him ill.
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In Loving Memory (2017)

Hope Mayer

Metal sheet, 3 ft 16 th rod, wood, saltwater
2 ft x 3 ft

This work was created In Loving Memory of my father, Victor Joseph Mayer, and his love for adventure. He adored Yosemite, so the main shape of the piece resembles Half Dome and represents my father. The rods symbolize my mother's effort to keep our family a cohesive unit amidst my father's cancer. The three logs represent my two brothers and me, as we supported my father during his sickness. The front log is different from the others, smaller, to represent it supports the piece less. This log represents myself because while my dad was sick he leaned more on my brothers because he didn't want me to see him ill.
1/2 Stuck (2018)

Kara Gibson

Sculpture



"Stuck" represents the state of mind all of us fight and fear as humans. "Stuck" represents the beauty we can see when we look within.
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Stuck (2018)

Kara Gibson

Sculpture

"Stuck" represents the state of mind all of us fight and fear as humans. "Stuck" represents the beauty we can see when we look within.
1/2 Santa Cruz Island Natural-Dye Embroidery (2019)

Amanda Hackelton

Cotton fabric, embroidery thread, plant-based dyes
7 in x 7 in, 5 in x 5 in



These embroidery hoops capture the variety of natural colors, plants, and landscapes of Santa Cruz Island. All colors came from natural dye made of plants found on the island. These include artichoke leaves, prickly pear cactus fruit, and plantain leaves. The fabric was eco-printed with lupine flowers and giant coreopsis leaves. Thread samples are displayed, as well as the corresponding sources of natural dye. It is beautiful to see the many colors of nature coming together in this piece.
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Santa Cruz Island Natural-Dye Embroidery (2019)

Amanda Hackelton

Cotton fabric, embroidery thread, plant-based dyes
7 in x 7 in, 5 in x 5 in

These embroidery hoops capture the variety of natural colors, plants, and landscapes of Santa Cruz Island. All colors came from natural dye made of plants found on the island. These include artichoke leaves, prickly pear cactus fruit, and plantain leaves. The fabric was eco-printed with lupine flowers and giant coreopsis leaves. Thread samples are displayed, as well as the corresponding sources of natural dye. It is beautiful to see the many colors of nature coming together in this piece.
1/2 Digital Nomads: Human Mind and Migration (2020)

Joanne Mun

Digital Print



This zine (pdf) is dedicated to the exploration of how digital nomads experience migration. Our contemporary digital-driven society propelled a multitude of remote career opportunities--now more than ever, individuals are escaping to become digital nomads. My aim was to discover how their way of life affects their identity and influences society as a whole by questioning the spiritual, mental, ethical, and societal issues relating to this unconventional, yet desirable way of life by designing a 10-page zine translating the digital era onto paper.
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Digital Nomads: Human Mind and Migration (2020)

Joanne Mun

Digital Print

This zine (pdf) is dedicated to the exploration of how digital nomads experience migration. Our contemporary digital-driven society propelled a multitude of remote career opportunities--now more than ever, individuals are escaping to become digital nomads. My aim was to discover how their way of life affects their identity and influences society as a whole by questioning the spiritual, mental, ethical, and societal issues relating to this unconventional, yet desirable way of life by designing a 10-page zine translating the digital era onto paper.
We Keep Trying (2020)

Sophia Fleming

Ceramics
6 in x 9 in



We Keep Trying is part of an unending series of hand built ceramic vessels called "Bottles for us to drink from". They are physical embodiments of my relationships with other people and myself, as bottles with multiple mouths. I build the bottles to symbolically and literally explore trying to drink from a bottle at the same time as someone else, the serious difficulty and strange humour of it and of trying to maintain a balanced relationship.
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We Keep Trying (2020)

Sophia Fleming

Ceramics
6 in x 9 in

We Keep Trying is part of an unending series of hand built ceramic vessels called "Bottles for us to drink from". They are physical embodiments of my relationships with other people and myself, as bottles with multiple mouths. I build the bottles to symbolically and literally explore trying to drink from a bottle at the same time as someone else, the serious difficulty and strange humour of it and of trying to maintain a balanced relationship.
Colorful (2018)

Yuchen Xie

Video art
One minute
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Colorful (2018)

Yuchen Xie

Video art
One minute


1/2 Underbelly (2020)

Annli Tico

Metal, Textile
9 ft x 5 ft x 6 ft



This piece is a textile sculpture I worked on winter quarter. The piece is abstract and meant to immerse the viewer in its size and detail.
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Underbelly (2020)

Annli Tico

Metal, Textile
9 ft x 5 ft x 6 ft

This piece is a textile sculpture I worked on winter quarter. The piece is abstract and meant to immerse the viewer in its size and detail.
1/2 17729 Saticoy Street (2020)

Kris Carrillo

Digital paint over collage
3700 px x 2600 px



I used to sit at those chairs as a kid.
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17729 Saticoy Street (2020)

Kris Carrillo

Digital paint over collage
3700 px x 2600 px

I used to sit at those chairs as a kid.
DP Down (2020)

Alyssa Solares

Ink and watercolor
18 in x 12 in



Inspired by the erosion of the cliffs of Isla Vista's Del Playa Dr, this drawing is a version of an expanded photograph. It features a teal colored house you can easily find on the left of the El Embarcadero Rd beach entrance. While in reality the house's oceanside backyard has yet to fall through, it's only a matter of time before this part of the cliff also comes crashing down.
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DP Down (2020)

Alyssa Solares

Ink and watercolor
18 in x 12 in

Inspired by the erosion of the cliffs of Isla Vista's Del Playa Dr, this drawing is a version of an expanded photograph. It features a teal colored house you can easily find on the left of the El Embarcadero Rd beach entrance. While in reality the house's oceanside backyard has yet to fall through, it's only a matter of time before this part of the cliff also comes crashing down.
1/2 Untitled (2020)

Ariana Valenzuela

Acrylic on canvas
4 ft x 6 ft
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Untitled (2020)

Ariana Valenzuela

Acrylic on canvas
4 ft x 6 ft
First Painted Self Portrait (2020)

Liz Arras

Acrylic
11 in x 14 in



This is my first painted self portrait created from a reference photo taken in Barcelona, Spain. I wanted to combine realism with abstraction using one of my favorite colors: yellow and a variety of shapes.
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First Painted Self Portrait (2020)

Liz Arras

Acrylic
11 in x 14 in

This is my first painted self portrait created from a reference photo taken in Barcelona, Spain. I wanted to combine realism with abstraction using one of my favorite colors: yellow and a variety of shapes.
Moving on from This Ethereal Plane (2020)

Reuben Gilmore

Game, Video



This video contains gameplay footage from This Ethereal Plane, a Unity game project initiated in the spring 2020 quarter. It is ongoing! Feel free to reach me at lexgilmore9226@gmail.com if you are interested, or want your art -- in any medium -- featured in the game.

Download Game (large file for Mac/PC)
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Moving on from This Ethereal Plane (2020)

Reuben Gilmore

Game, Video

This video contains gameplay footage from This Ethereal Plane, a Unity game project initiated in the spring 2020 quarter. It is ongoing! Feel free to reach me at lexgilmore9226@gmail.com if you are interested, or want your art -- in any medium -- featured in the game.

Download Game (large file for Mac/PC)


The Awakening (2020)

Julia Bell

Digital
9 in x 12 in
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The Awakening (2020)

Julia Bell

Digital
9 in x 12 in
1/2 Take A Seat (2020)

Sophie Nebeker

PLA, Wax
4 in x 4 in x 4 in



Here is a seat to gaze at the intricacy of natural formations. Imagine yourself at the scale of a coral. This 3D print was created in the image of a collected coral skeleton using 3D photogrammetry techniques.
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Take A Seat (2020)

Sophie Nebeker

PLA, Wax
4 in x 4 in x 4 in

Here is a seat to gaze at the intricacy of natural formations. Imagine yourself at the scale of a coral. This 3D print was created in the image of a collected coral skeleton using 3D photogrammetry techniques.
We're Almost Out!! (Of Jellyfish!) (2019)

Seth Trujillo

Printmaking
7 1/2 in x 26 in



This piece is a representation of our climate crisis. The jellyfish is a deputy of Mother Nature, tasked by her to bring change to Earth. As the consequences of wasted resources and pollution creep into our everyday lives, so does the jellyfish slowly drift to Earth. The proximity of the titanic jellyfish to the planet represents time for humanity to change its ways, how there is still time left, as well as how we are very nearly out.
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We're Almost Out!! (Of Jellyfish!) (2019)

Seth Trujillo

Printmaking
7 1/2 in x 26 in

This piece is a representation of our climate crisis. The jellyfish is a deputy of Mother Nature, tasked by her to bring change to Earth. As the consequences of wasted resources and pollution creep into our everyday lives, so does the jellyfish slowly drift to Earth. The proximity of the titanic jellyfish to the planet represents time for humanity to change its ways, how there is still time left, as well as how we are very nearly out.
Pericardial Premonition (2020)

Justin Weber

Digital Image - Latex, Glue, Alcohol Ink
12 in x 6 in



This piece serves as a reminder of both the wonders of the human body as well as its inherent fragility.
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Pericardial Premonition (2020)

Justin Weber

Digital Image - Latex, Glue, Alcohol Ink
12 in x 6 in

This piece serves as a reminder of both the wonders of the human body as well as its inherent fragility.
1/2 Jelly and Jam (2020)

Catherine Holland

Oil Paint
20 in x 16 in
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Jelly and Jam (2020)

Catherine Holland

Oil Paint
20 in x 16 in
A Look Inside My Brain (2020)

Cassis Brown

Oil, Acrylic, Gouache, Colored Pencil
16 in x 20 in
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A Look Inside My Brain (2020)

Cassis Brown

Oil, Acrylic, Gouache, Colored Pencil
16 in x 20 in
Eve (2019)

Austin Janisch

Photomontage
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Eve (2019)

Austin Janisch

Photomontage
Untitled (2020)

Victor Torrico

Acrylic
30 in x 40 in
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Untitled (2020)

Victor Torrico

Acrylic
30 in x 40 in
5150 (2020)

Izzy Villanueva

Oil/acrylic on canvas
20 in x 24 in



near death experience followed by the reoccurrence of a being over and over, in Ventura to Sands Beach.
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5150 (2020)

Izzy Villanueva

Oil/acrylic on canvas
20 in x 24 in

near death experience followed by the reoccurrence of a being over and over, in Ventura to Sands Beach.
Sunflower (2019)

Hangbin Yang

Oil painting
2 Dimensions
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Sunflower (2019)

Hangbin Yang

Oil painting
2 Dimensions
1/2 Deforestation of Art (2018)

Aidan Dillon

Ink on paper
6 ft x 6 ft
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Deforestation of Art (2018)

Aidan Dillon

Ink on paper
6 ft x 6 ft
Night on the Roof (2019)

Audrey Byrne

Acrylic on Canvas
30 in x 40 in



"Night on the Roof" strives to portray the synthetic, manufactured feel present in Los Angeles, while still capturing the uniquely beautiful atmosphere of the city.
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Night on the Roof (2019)

Audrey Byrne

Acrylic on Canvas
30 in x 40 in

"Night on the Roof" strives to portray the synthetic, manufactured feel present in Los Angeles, while still capturing the uniquely beautiful atmosphere of the city.
What's inside (2020)

Sherinx Li

Oil color On canvas
24 in x 18 in
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What's inside (2020)

Sherinx Li

Oil color On canvas
24 in x 18 in