Wk 7 – Artist Interview – Jane Weibel

This week I interviewed Jane Weibel who’s art was in the Gatov-West Gallery. She is a junior at CSULB and her exhibit was a bunch of childhood memorabilia made out of ceramics. The exhibit featured things such as small playground swings, a tiny garden, and a house in the style of a young child’s drawing. Jane’s art was inspired by her childhood and how much she has changed since. She talked about how much the mind of a child changes and this made her want to preserve a part of her childhood. She did this with her ceramics art. She chose to use small strings and thread to suspend pieces in the exhibit because they represent how fragile and short childhood is.
Jane says she has always like art and even when she was at San Diego community college she knew she wanted to major in art. Once she got to CSULB she choose ceramics as her major. Jane’s other work can be found on her Instagram: janemargarette.
I found the exhibit interesting, since my childhood wasn’t to long ago and I see my sister growing up and going through many of the experiences depicted in Jane’s art. The exhibit was a joy to walk through and really captured the essence of childhood and how wondrous it is.

A small house that looks like a child's drawing.
A small house that looks like a child’s drawing.

A swing from a playground.
A swing from a playground.

A ladder leading up to a close line.
A ladder leading up to a close line.

Jane posing for a picture
Jane posing for a picture

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