“Self Portrait with Web”

Web Art Piece and Promotion

THE AGE OF EXPERIMENTATION

 

This site is now over 10 years old and was done in Flash. At the time, Flash allowed for designers (or low-level coders) to experiment in dynamic ways on the web.

And that’s what I wanted to do for this portfolio. I wanted to put more of myself into my work. This piece’s goal wasn’t just about showcasing work, it was about highlighting the art of a personal journey. For me, that was contemplating the idea of Home through the story of “The Odyssey.”

On the surface, it was a simple portfolio. Yet when clicking a paper stuck underneath, you’d peel back its wallpaper. I liked hearing stories of people remodeling homes and finding personal notes in the walls. So I hid my own personal artifacts and letters written to me within my virtual home.

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A WEBSITE WITH AN ENDING.

 

In conceiving the piece, I wanted to create a website with an end: no more clicking, no more to see. So when people peeled back the wallpaper, pushed through the wallboards, the navigation was removed and the only thing left were images from “The Odyssey.” Afterwards, many people came to me, proudly telling me they had “reached the end” of my site, which I saw as a success.

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