Front End

Front End is a project of documented bows - the front part of ships. Close up photographs of the foremost part and the functionally major part of a ship with its collisions documented through scrapes and scratches. 

The project and its title come mainly from a front part of the boat, however, referring to the web development and interface. In programming and development, front-end is a term that describes someone who designs and develops the UI (user interface). For example, a website front-end developer handles the visual aspects and interactions of how the website responds to the visitor. The important part of the UI is UX - user experience - the overall experience of a person using a product such as a website or a computer application, especially in terms of how easy or pleasing it is to use. This project brings the experience of the object, in this case, a ship with its primary encounter with another material - water. This experiential association examines the metaphysics and in particular object-oriented ontology and its school of thought that rejects the privileging of human existence over the existence of nonhuman objects, equalizing the relationships between animate and inanimate.

"This project reflects the impossible - we can see both sides of the flip of a coin: obverse and reverse", the artist comments and expands on the beauty of the mirror effect in the project.