Check it out I have a website. It’s just your basic html…. a little css. I’ve never been so proud of making anything, I don’t think ever, in my life. A big shouts out to Emanuel Ilagan who helped me both mentally and physically through the process of making it. It needs a lot of work, and needs more work on it…but that will come with a summer of scanning and finally getting to work on my own projects. Here’s to being done school and the summer! Horray!
“I am interested in the disregarded and the peripheral as a means to look into the unconsciousness of our society in search of what drives it, and how these objects and locations come to affect our overall being and identity within a given domain. I am administering a narrative discourse in the form of a critique of our modern culture: a contemporary document that is produced at an experiential, straight-forward level that aims at a more thorough penetration of the surface. This surface under investigation is a barrier that has been fabricated through certain aesthetic choices to reaffirm ideologies that sustain historical, cultural, and at times political myths. The photographs show what it looks like when a culture upholds this barrier to devise an authored view of how they want to appear to others. Often this visual culture has been faced with a sort of aesthetic violence or erasure that is inherent to neglect and a weathering from natural causes, however, this further demonstrates the ephemerality and exhaustive qualities that these cultural myths are built upon.”—Jeff Downer.