Wk 11- Artist Conversation #6

Artist: Caryn Aasness

Exhibit: To call it cute is to misunderstand

media: Yarn, paper 

Gallery: Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery 

About the artist 

Caryn Aasness is a current student at CSULB and is in her fourth year of her college career. She started doing her fiber art here at CSULB straight out of high school. She hopes to finish her undergraduate degree soon and continue a graduates program.

Formal Analysis 

Walking in the gallery, you just saw pure clothes and colors. At first, I had no clue but then I looked even closer. Every cloth had a paper next to it that corresponded to a specific color. It was interesting to see what the outcome of each color was.

Content Analysis 

At first I was confused because I was not sure what the pieces depicted, but she explained, it made sense. The page next the pieces corresponded to the colors and words. Each color and character made a phrased. I see the phrases as a form of motivation as some do sound motivational to me.


The pieces that the artists were working on was very interesting to see. Despite the colors, it meant something. Not only did it mean something in general, but it meant something to them. I had an interesting time trying to figure out the phrases that each piece meant. Her art pieces were not only colorful, but informative.



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