Wk 7 – Artist Conversation – Andrea Lauren Williams


Artist:  Andrea Lauren Williams                                                                                                 Exhibition: Sacrifice                                                                                                                              Media: Ceramics, Ray clay                                                                                                               Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West                                                                   Website: http://mrsdubbayoo.weebly.com/                                                                           Instagram: @andreawilliammms

About the Artist

Andrea Williams is attending CSULB and she is in the ceramic s program. She is a mother which is where some of the inspiration came from when creating this exhibit, she is currently pregnant with her second child. Andrea was born in Riverside California. She enjoys her religion which is where this exhibit was also made from. She took her experience of being a mother and also her religious knowledge and made this beautiful exhibit.

Formal Analysis

The art is uses very thick paint and it actually sticks out and makes it more 3D along with the ceramics in front of some of the paintings. For the backgrounds in the paintings used a gray color. The ceramics are white along with the color used on the bodies. The hairs and the outline of the bodies are painted in red which makes it look like blood is coming down the paintings. The paintings are of religious characters like the mother Mary. The ceramics in front of the paintings are similar to the paintings themselves.

Content Analysis

What this exhibit was about was the artist relation and experience with raising a child and her religious practice. She found this place in art where she can show the sacrifice it takes to raise a child and the same things that the mother Mary went through. The piece of the lady on the cross shows the sacrifice that a mother goes through and showing this by symbolic meaning with not Jesus Christ on the cross but her mother and how she also had to sacrifice her life in a way to raise Jesus Christ.

Synthesis / My Experience


I enjoyed this exhibit, the religious aspect of it and all. I liked how Andrea related everything to each other from being a mother to sacrifice and she used mother Mary as a median.  This is definitely my favorite exhibit and the art was incredible. Both the ceramics and the paintings. I liked the same colors that were used across all the pieces. And also enjoyed how these pieces made me feel like I was in a church and I walked away from the exhibit with a new appreciation for my mother.


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