Juliet had a few installations in the Werby Gallery, but my favorite was titled Fenestration Drawings. The word fenestration refers to any opening in the walls of a building. Juliet’s drawings were of the views on campus as seen though windows. While some of the drawings are looking out through windows, others showed views looking into the buildings. I think what I found interesting about these drawings is the way they vaguely define the outlines of the main features they portray. While most of the paintings on display in the galleries this week were of a more traditional style, these drawings stuck out. Because the drawings were so minimalistic, it wasn’t always immediately obvious what they were portraying. They forced you to really study them to figure out what each of the lines are representing.
This week I talked with Eugene Kaler. We are both studying mechanical engineering and are graduating in May. Eugene spends most of his time working on his senior design project. His project is with SoCalGas working on a heat exchanger that is designed to reduce harmful emissions. Eugene says that he spends most of his time on this project, but when he does get some free time, he enjoys working on his Toyota MR2. Currently, he is working out some issues with a rusty fuel tank and is planning on using a fuel cell instead of trying to clean out the old tank. He says that once he gets all of the kinks worked out he plans on taking it to a track to do some racing.