Sunday, December 2, 2012
The best part of this course for me was focusing on Los Angeles-based queer artists and creating a website to enhance their visibility. The website serves as another tool for the Los Angeles diverse community to learn more about artists that play a significant part of shaping this city’s community. In other words, this website is intended to be a resource for the general public to learn about queer artists and their work. This course gave me the opportunity to learn about artists and their art I did not know about. In fact, I chose an artist that I did not know anything about and decided to do as much research as I could about her, Alison de la Cruz. I also decided to focus on her because I enjoy learning about performance artists. In the process of creating the website with the class, I enjoyed using digital tools, like Photoshop to visually represent what de la Cruz does as a performer. It was a somewhat difficult process, since I am not a technology person. However, I am very pleased with what I have learned and to be part of this collaborative work that is dedicated to the Latina/o queer artists that we researched.