Wk 7 – Artist Conversation – Andrea L. Williams

Artist: Andrea L. Williams
Exhibition: Sacrifice 
Media: Clay, Paint, Texture, Ceramics, Mason Stain, etc.
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Website: mrsdubbayoo.weebly.com/
Instagram: @andreawilliammms
Andrea L. Williams showcases her work at California State University, Long Beach. Williams is currently an undergraduate student at the university obtaining her BFA. Andrea was born and has lived in Riverside for most of her life. She is a very talented person because not only does she enjoy making art and expressing her feeling in the art she does, she also loves to play the drums and express her feelings through music.  She also loves animals as she owns a couple of animals herself.  Andrea is also in love with babies, but then again who doesn’t love babies. Her inspirations for her art comes from her family and especially her daughter. Andrea is expected to graduate this year.
You can easily tell that she is dedicated to her art because it takes about two to three weeks for each art piece.  Her art consists of ceramics which does take a while to make which is why it takes two to three weeks to complete one piece of art, but you can see just how much work and detail she puts into her art pieces. There are a couple of art pieces that I have chose to include that were not made by Andrea but I put them because they look beautiful.  In one of Andreas art pieces it shows a pregnant lady.  The colors she uses contrast each other to make the lady stand out.  So when you look at the piece of art. you would immediately look at the woman because that is what stands out.
In many of Andrea’s work she loves to express woman. She believes that motherhood is a very important thing in her life.  As you can see in her art piece the pregnant woman for example is a huge accomplishment in a woman’s life.  As she is a mother herself, being a mother is a huge component to her art pieces. She went on to explain that although she really enjoys her life as being a mother, her art portrays a different experience.  In her art pieces it expresses a feeling that being a mother is a difficult task and not everyone can do it. The fact that her pieces reflects Christianity suggests her religion. She uses religion as a style of art in order to incorporate both her personal story alongside the general idea of women’s peak and pitfalls throughout life.
William’s work allows me to see her personal accomplishments in the form of art. Not only does the audience are allowed to delve into her story, many women can relate to her experience. Though being a mother is definitely a blessing it by no means easy which is why Andrea’s art is the best I’ve see so far.  I enjoyed looking at her art pieces and these art pieces were really inspiring, as these art pieces really told the truth of being a mother and what motherhood really looks like.
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