Wk 14 – Artist Conversation – Lourdes Martinez

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This week at the galleries, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting the lovely Lourdes Martinez. She is a photography major here at CSULB and exhibited her show “Figment” in collaboration¬†with other artists at the Werby-Gallery.

Lourdes particular piece of art out of the “Figment” collaboration was a photo of Earth inside a glass set. The square photo contains 4 squares with varying shades of purple and green. The photo is inside the glass set which is also a square. All of this is on top of a wooden base.

Lourdes wanted to take a photo that was shot in space and zoom in on it to the point where we can’t fully comprehend what the subject of the photo is. Lourdes explained that the photo is of Earth in 1990 from Voyager 1. Her idea was to show the Earth from a different perspective and to show us the significance of our planet but also the insignificance of us in relation to the universe.

I thought Lourdes piece of art and her ideas were pretty awesome. I always loved learning about space but at the same time it is daunting in a way to know just how little we are in scale to not only the Earth but the whole universe. I enjoyed Lourdes explanation and her style of art. I hope to see her around!

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