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At this point in my life, just about everything I do is done as an artistic or creative endeavor. Even mundane tasks such as rearranging my studio space or picking out clothing to wear for a party get this treatment. For this issue, I present to you all one of my newest creative, and perhaps less mundane, endeavors, and from a design perspective, it has been a fun project.
I have been working incrementally on a new website from the ground up. After transferring the domain name to a new webhosting company and using different software that I have not used before to design and construct it, this very slow reboot is finally done. (I started a year ago.)
Today, for all of my WPR subscribers and visitors, I give you an exclusive first look at my brand-new website before I promote it more heavily in August (my birthday month). My website is designed to be a place to showcase as much of my creative work as possible and to be a work of art in and of itself.
Imagine, if you would, that Marie Kondo and Madonna had a love child. This entity would be bold and expressive but extremely balanced and organized—assertive but gentle, spacious yet full, and passionate without being precious about it all. (Maybe this entity’s burps would smell like fresh-baked cookies, have fabulous hair and skin, can simulate an orgasm on stage like nobody’s business, and would leave a trail of glitter and coupons for free ice cream everywhere they went. Alas, I digress.)
What I have designed is a space that is, in its current state, expressionistic, whimsical, colorful, but very functional. In addition to all the imagery, there are pages that showcase my music, photography, illustrations and drawings, and of course, all of the different short films I have made. This site is optimized for all screen sizes and should be easy to navigate on your cell phones.
I will be adding more content every week, and I have quite a bit of older work that needs to be digitized for online consumption. Spaces for my poetry and short stories are still in the works. All of this is coming soon.
This website reboot has happened because I have some larger creative projects that I will be releasing later this year such as new music and a couple of other odds and ends. My new work will need a place to grow roots. This online archive will continually evolve and expand along with my creative output.
So, without further ado, click on this image below, and it should open in a new window on your web browser. By all means, snoop all you want and poke around.
If you happen to find a glitch or care to share any impressions, please feel free to respond to this email issue (for subscribers) or to leave a comment (for WPR site visitors).
If, after roaming through the corridors and hallways of this new website, you discover that I am, in fact, a bit of a weirdo, then I have done my job.
Thank you for having a look around.
I am a big fan of libraries (and bookstores in general). For this week’s artist date, I went to the library in Woodbury, TN, and spent a couple of hours in their children’s section feasting my eyes on several children’s books I have not seen before. I love it when I find an amazing children’s book—one that says so much about the world by saying so little and has gorgeous artwork. I found a few of them, and there are a couple I might add to my small collection. Children’s libraries are among the most delightful, colorful, and fun places to spend time in, and I had a lovely time sitting at a small, Asian-sized table getting lost in these fantastic and inspiring works of art.
Photos and Art by Roqué Marcelo
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