Exhibition Information Artist: Carly Lake Exhibition: Clonal Realm Media: Sculpture (clay, plywood, thread, acrylic) Galleries: CSULB School of Art, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery Website: carlylake.com Instagram: sea.lake About the Artist: Carly Lake is a Bachelor of fine Arts in illustration student at CSULB, she is hoping to finish by spring next semester. Shes originally from southern California, she played soccer in high school. She enjoys many hobbies aside from art like soccer, running, juggling. She says she been into art before she can even remember being into art. She currently has a part time job as a waitress at apple beys. Shes hoping to peruse her artwork part time post graduation. Formal Analysis: This artwork is definitely a little different from what someone usually sees Its an extremely eye catching piece of art, very colorful, very vibrant, and abstract. This piece shows fourteen clay sculptures in a circle, all the clay sculptures are a little different, i'm not sure what they exactly are. They are all sitting on a colorful and layered wood platform. Underneath the wood plat- form are strand of thread intertwined and knitted together as you can see. Content Analysis: It makes sense to me that after speaking with the artist, this specific art piece is about human co-existence and relationships. If you notice all the clay sculptures are painted much differently, shaped differently, and come in slightly different sizes. The piece is called, "Clonal Realm", and its actually part of a larger exhibit called, "Closer". According to Carly this specific piece was inspired by a species of plant, this specific plant actually has roots that that intertwined together, but when it sprouts it grows as separate individual bodies all arranged in a circle. All the different bodies are all connected to the same intertwined roots. Synthesis/ My Experience: My experience when walking into the Dutzi Gallery was amazing. As soon as I walked in the gallery this specific piece immediately caught my eye. I thought it looked so vibrant, abstract and put together. After speaking with the artist I was truly blown away, I love the idea of co-existing and appreciate one another, after the artist explained what she was trying to express and from whom/what it was inspired by it truly blew me away, never knew you can express so much content with art.