Congratulations to our April winners!
CHABSS Dean's Pick Leslie Vasquez
CHABSS Staff Pick Paige Irick
By Bailey Aquila, VPA Arts & Tech major. She says: My inspiration for this work was common park signage telling people to stay on the trail and take their trash with them during camping and hiking. It is important that we keep public landscape clean, so everyone can enjoy it and the wildlife does not get damaged. It is a privilege to explore, and that comes with responsibility.
By AdaLee Beverly, Biology major, graphic design student. AdaLee says: Inspired by the deadly coal industry and the toxic smoke that is constantly emitted by coal processing smokestacks every day. These smokestacks contributed to 68% of CO2 emissions in 2016 and are surely rising. Additionally, Hans Erni's Atomkrieg Nein poster greatly inspired the skull imagery in this piece.
By Joshua Kim, AMD student, Business Marketing major. Joshua says: "This is a disaster" In 2020 we saw more change in any other year. We realized as a society what is worth fighting for. We saw a virus shape the future of society. But most of all we saw the effects it had on our environment. 2020 was the craziest time of all. So will the way we acted in 2020 be able to have a safe environment for the future? Or will we be the ones to destroy our own planet?
By Sebastian Lizalde, AMD 102 student, Electrical Engineering major. Sebastian says: I have often felt that the theme of the Earth being subject to humans was overused and inaccurate. I found that I liked the inverse more, being that humankind is subject to the earth. Humans may be able to damage the earth, but the earth will always come out on top, even if it's down to moss and roaches. Humans are not destroying the earth, they are altering in a state that won't be able to support them (humans). I wanted to convey this theme in an epic and mythical image of the earth as an indifferent being that can rid itself of certain life to balance the ecosystem as if smiting a parasite.
By Dianne Preciado, AMD major with emphasis in Art and Visual Culture. She says: For this photo, I was inspired by texture and the materials of objects but also using texture as a narrative. To me photography is an interpreter for things we cannot always put into words, and in this photo the dirt can tell us the way it feels without being able to touch it. We are able to know that the ground is dry and that the ground needs water. The plastic bottles on the other hand serve as a juxtaposition to the dirt in terms of the material they both are made of, their “life-span”, and purpose. The irony of the water bottles being used as a container for water yet cannot nourish our land, to me speaks to the unbalance our earth is currently facing.
By Shelby Rossman, AMD major. Shelby says: This poster is intended to inform viewers of the detrimental aspects of wind turbines that are often hidden under the label "green energy."