Artist: Krystal Ramirez
Exhibition: La Cena Esta Servida (Dinner is Served)
Media: Metal, Wood, Installation
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Maxine Merlino Gallery
Krystal Ramirez is currently getting her BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at CSULB School of Art. She actually attended an art high school since she had a huge passion for art since she was 8 years old. Throughout her high school career, she had focused on drawing and painting until her senior year when she took a jewelry making class. That was when she found her passion.
As you can tell pretty clearly, Ramirez’s pieces are not quite straight like how it is in the modern lifestyle. She depicts where she was at at the moment with the dent in the copper vase. She also made sure to gloss the wooden table to make the exhibit look a lot more realistic and put a nice finishing touch on it.
Ramirez really thought outside the box with this exhibit. She did not want to make another art piece that could be put on a pedestal to admire. She went above and beyond and created something that was much more realistic and relatable to her audience. This piece represents the love her family and friends have given her and some of her fondest memories that have taken place at this dinner table.
I thought that art piece was beautiful. She really out did herself by making it look quite realistic. I love old school wooden things, so the fact that she used a wooden table in her art piece really intrigued me. I loved admiring her work.