That dork would be this guy.
NohAddress here announcing the beginning of "The Amelioration Project". What is "The Amelioration Project" you ask? Good question! Some people get lost. They get turned around, get confused, everything turns hazy, they might even lose a sense of their identity. That's what happened to me. I got lost for about 6 years. I traveled from Tennessee to California, to North Carolina, even spent time in Vermont. I experimented with who I wanted to be and how I wanted to get there. It was a long journey until I happened to find myself back in my home town. I burnt a lot of bridges along the way with friends, family, and loved ones. It's all pretty dramatic sounding, which is ok! Sometimes when we're young we need to be a bit dramatic so we can get up and grow up.
During these six years I drew. I drew a lot. Yet despite all that I drew, I didn't finish anything. Not one piece of art was completed regardless of how much those close to me pleaded. Each of these incomplete pieces became a time stamp, marking a point in my life with it's own story of how it came to be and who I was. Some aren't flattering. Some reveal how much of a jerk I can be, displaying my faults and failings. Some are sad, some happy, some best left forgotten. When I got home, I had a pile of this artwork that I couldn't throw away because it meant parting with my adolescence. Regardless of how great or awful I could be, I couldn't let go.
It's been over two years since I've been back, half a year since I've been enrolled in school. I've finished multiple pieces in my time at school and as I poured back over all those forgotten images, I realized I wanted to complete my rehabilitation to a stable life. To do this, to finally be able to part with that side of myself, I've decided to finish all of those pieces.
Obviously some pieces haven't survived too well and I'm more experienced as an artist than I was when I conceived of them. So I'm redoing these artworks conceptually and finishing each in retrospect to the experience and emotions I felt at the time. Each piece will have it's own summary explaining the nature of it's conception and background. These will not be done in chronological order due to their content and personal relationship to me. However, at the end of the project they will be compiled and placed in chronological order to paint an overall picture of experiences.
There will be no names (other than my own) specified in my artwork and stories due to respect for those individuals. Some major details may also be left out for these individuals' personal privacy. It is my hope that these pieces help others with their troubles or at least provide some sense fascination or interest from an artist standpoint. I look forward to this last door in this section of my life and hope that you'll join me to see the outcome. Luck, happiness, and awesomeness to you all.