Artist: Travis Lober
Exhibition: Ink 16: The West
Media: Dry Point
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery
For this weeks Artist Conversation, I observed the work of Travis Lober. Travis is currently working on his BFA and wishes to obtain his masters degree from a college in New Mexico. In the future Travis hopes to become an art teacher at the college level.
In Travis work, he uses Dry Point to create his drawing. His drawing lacks color. However it makes up for this by using different textures in the drawing. for example, the texture of the wood gives the drawing life.
Travis said it himself, he does not care about the meaning of the art. He just cares about how good it looks. The inspiration for this drawing was a prompt that was given to him by his professor and his previous occupation of being a carpenter. Travis states that his drawing does not carry any special meaning as the goal of it was to look good.
When I look at this drawing, I do not see any deep meaning to it. I do however, see a drawing that was pleasing to look at and one that I enjoyed. As it seems that this was the artists goal, I would think that he successfully achieved this.
Some other art work form the exhibit.