Thursday, July 19, 2018

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon's CSUF's Honor Class

I am happy to present square number 137, a work created by Fuji, a student in Professor Sharon Sekhon's Honor Class at California State University Fullerton:

Pen, marker on paper, 2018.
Act Up is "...a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis."  Fuji's square is a wonderful take on the style of well known artist Keith Haring's work. Haring was an artist predominantly active in New York City during the 1980s.  He created pop art and graffitti-like work using graphic outlines of figures against blank backgrounds. Haring created many works in public with his drawings appearing in the NYC subways. His later work often addressed social and political themes, and towards the end of his life, he made work regarding homosexuality and AIDS. He died young due to AIDS-related complications. You can read more about Keith Haring here.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon's CSUF's Honor Class

I am very pleased to present square number 136, a work created by Rebekah K., a student in Professor Sharon Sekhon's Honors Class at California State University Fullerton:

Marker and paint on paper, 2018.

Our phones have become an integral part of our lives as they are our main way we communicate with each other and access information across the globe. As Rebekah's work demonstrates here, much of our emotional state is linked to content coming and going from these devices.  We still make a choice what we want to see, read and access.  Sometimes it's a good idea to put your device away for a bit and have a in person face-to-face interaction.  :)

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon's CSUF's Honor Class

I am happy to present square number 135, a work created by Kyle S., a student in Professor Sharon Sekhon's California State University Fullerton's Honors Class:


Love, mixed media on paper, 2018.
I love Kyle S's square "LOVE."  This charming work shows people of various ages, ethnicities and genders happily spending time together, waiting for the rest of us to catch up to their loving example.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon's CSUF's Honor Class

I am happy to present square number 134, a work created by Courtney W., a student in Professor Sharon Sekhon's California State University Fullerton's Honors Class:


Collage, pen marker on paper, 2018.
Courtney's piece touches on what keeps everyone going in such a politicized, mentally and emotionally difficult and often negative climate: HOPE.  She lists some of the groups that have been most impacted by our current administration's rhetoric and actions: Immigrants, children, LGBT, victims, women, families.


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Friday, July 13, 2018

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon's CSUF's Honor Class

I am very pleased to present square number 133, a work created by Alexandria O., a student in Professor Sharon Sekhon's California State University Fullerton's Honors Class:


Change is Gonna Come, marker, pen on paper, 2018.

Sam Cooke wrote the song "A Change is Gonna Come" in 1964, based around several experiences including"...an event in which he and his entourage were turned away from a whites-only motel in Louisiana. Cooke felt compelled to write a song that spoke to his struggle and of those around him, and that pertained to the Civil Rights Movement and African Americans…" (from Wikipedia.)

Lyrics to Sam Cooke's song:


I was born by a river, oh my
In this little old tent
Oh, just like this river
I've been running ever since
It's been alone
Lord, I'm coming but I know, but I know
A change is gotta come, now
Yes, it is, my oh, my oh, my oh
It's been too hard livin', oh my
And I'm afraid to die
I don't know what's up there
Beyond the clouds
It's been alone
Lord, I'm coming but I know, but I know
A change is gotta come
Oh, yes it is, my oh, my oh, my
There's a time
I will go to my brother, oh my
I've asked my brother
Will you help me please, oh now, oh now
He turned me down
And then I asked my little mother, oh my
I said mother, I said mother
I'm down on my knees
It's been time that I go
Lord, it's too late, very long, oh now, oh
Somehow I thought I was still able
To try to carry on
It's been alone
Lord, but I'm coming that I've know
A change is gonna come
Oh, yes, it is
Just like I said
I went to my little bitty brother, oh my, my little brother
I asked my brother
Brother, help me please, oh now
He turned me down
And then I go to my little mother
My dear mother, oh now
I said, ?Mother?, I said, ?Mother, I'm down on my knees?
But there was a time that I go
Lord, it's too late, so very long, oh, my oh
Somehow I thought I was still able
To try to carry on
It's been alone
Lord, I'm coming but I know, but I know
A change is gotta come
It's been so long, it's been so long
A little too long
But change is gotta come
So tired, so tired of suffering
Standing by myself
And standing up alone
But a change is gonna come
You know, I know
You know that
I know and I know
And you know
A change is gonna come
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon's CSUF's Honor Class

I am happy to present square number 132, a work created by Ayanna L., a student in Professor Sharon Sekhon's California State University Fullerton's Honors Class:

Marker and collage on paper, 2018
Ayanna's square calls us to action and reminds us to not be complacent about the goings on in our world.  The best quote: "Deepen your sympathy, then convert it to ACTION." 

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon's CSUF's Honor Class

I am happy to present square number 131, a work created by Elizabeth W., a student in Professor Sharon Sekhon's California State University Fullerton's Honors Class:

Unity, collage on paper, 2018.

One of the themes chosen most often for this project is UNITY.  View the words highlighted in Elizabeth's square, within the strong image of the grasped hands: Women of grit, diversity, spirited leader.

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