Week 10 – Artist Conversation: Clare Samani


Artist: Brittany Waters

Exhibition: #MoreThanASandbox

Media: Ceramics, Photography

Gallery: CSULB School of Art

Website: N/A

Instagram: @artbywaters

About the Artist 

Brittany Waters is a fourth year student here at CSULB, who is workings towards her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. Her focus in art is ceramics and she feels that clay gives her the ability to express herself and show others. After she graduates her plans to get her Masters Degree in Oregon. She tells us she was inspired to make this when she first moved to California and was interested in the beaches. Brittany wanted to raise awareness for turtles who are declining in population and endangered at birth.

Formal Analysis/Content Analysis

The exhibit, #morethanasandbox, had more than 100 hand made ceramic turtles. Each turtle required about three hours of her time and hopes that the viewers become more aware of the issue of the environment. The exhibit really sends you to the place with sand, palms trees, beach chair, and many more. Beaches nowadays a swarmed with human activities who pollutes the beach and ends up harming animals like the sea turtles. The exhibit allows the viewers to see the life of a baby sea turtle if he was able to survive on the beach at birth.

My Experience

In my experience, I enjoyed the exhibit because it was very well put and realistic. I was able to enjoy the art and gain a better awareness of the issue and her passion for sea turtles. Brittany created an exhibit that expresses her feelings and doing what she loves which I admire and hope that more people become aware of this issue.



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