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.