Week 11 Classmate Conversation – Lizzy Stiller

Aaaand we’re back with another Snapchat dog filter!

We’re in Week 11 now in ART 110, and time has been flying by! We haven’t done a Classmate Conversation in a while, so it was nice to get back into it and meet somebody new.

This week, I got to chat with Lizzy Stiller! I noticed we were both doing an Artist Conversation with Kyle Kruse, an artist down at the Werby Gallery. After we were done talking to him, we decided to do a Classmate Conversation with each other!

I was actually really excited to talk to Lizzy this week because I had seen her in the galleries before, and she just looked like a nice person! I learned that she is a freshmen and currently studying Film here at Cal State Long Beach.

We discussed that article which talked about how Demi Lovato was angry with some fan art that she had received. The Question of the Week was: “What is your opinion on fan art? Do you think that the singer reacted in a justified manner or not (In other words, Do you agree with her conclusion or opinion?)”

Lizzy and I talked about how fan art should simply be appreciated by the celebrity or whoever it is being sent to. They should be flattered that somebody took the time out their day to create art for them, even if it is not the most realistic or flattering depiction of them. In Demi Lovato’s case, a fan drew her as some kind of mermaid. However, Lovato called out the artist for what she claimed was an unrealistic portrayal of her body. The artist then responded by saying, “That’s how I imagine mermaids… I worked a lot on that drawing and I was proud of it, but not anymore.” This goes to show that fan art doesn’t have to be realistic because it is simply how the artist imagines things, and that’s why it’s art. Lizzy and I both agreed that Demi Lovato acted unjustified here because she couldn’t seem to grasp that concept. We also thought it was rude of her to publicly call out that artist and embarrass them on social media for the world to see.

If you want to check out Lizzy’s blog and keep up with her work, click here!


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