st. charles.

Dedicated to my family, in all its forms.

A few years ago, I decided to make a personal website that wasn't nearly as meaningless and random as my previous work and much of what I'd seen produced by my peers. Two updates and 44 months of life later, the spirit of the gallery remains intact.

I think that "gallery" is a misnomer for this site. For me, this site is more like a digital version of the metaphorical leather-bound sketchbook I'm always carrying around but never showing to anybody. While the display here does not necessarily reflect the best of my work, it serves as an intimate and documentary bricolage of my own artistic progress.

Please enjoy your visit, check out some friends' sites, and come back again in a couple of years.

Thanks for stopping by.

The Spazowham Gallery v.3
St. Charles
Original release date: 7/21/98
Version 3 release date: 3/24/02

content and concept
Matthew Marco

additional programming
Mike Marco

additional photography
Peter Kim
Jolene Lau

High Speed Web

site design and maintenance
Spazowham Creations

My AMD K6-III-powered PC handled the graphics work, and I handled all of the busywork on my as-yet-unnamed IBM ThinkPad 380ED. Mike tweaked some code on his graphite iMac SE. Photos, drawings, and sketches were scanned on a UMAX Astra 3400.

Graphics manufactured from photographs and drawings via Adobe Photoshop 6.0 for PC. Code and text content manufactured via Araneae 4.5.2, Notepad, and BBEdit Lite. Uploading was done via Bullet Proof FTP V2.40. Various web browsers and operating systems were used for testing purposes.

The site totals up to about 5,180,900 bytes in 455 files. The fonts used were Lucida Sans Unicode, Verdana, and 04b_08. We ate a lot of doughnut holes from DK's in Santa Monica and drank quite a bit of V8 vegetable juice during the production.

Various mp3s, CDs, and mix tapes from Julie, Sienna, and Jean Woodduck were employed for inspirational purposes. The official mp3 players are Winamp 2.78 and iTunes. Special mentions go to the Davìd Garza album This Euphoria and the Permanent Midnight soundtrack, notably the song "Cigarette" by Lael Alderman.

obligatory props
Josh, Eric, Peter, Mikeyboy, Jolene.

"Dimmi con chi vai e ti dirò chi sei."

additional thanks
Residents of the first-floor male suite of Oakenshield 2000-01, Oak Knoll High School, members of the ravimail clan, all the pretty left-handed girls, my parents and relatives.

"You're so money, and you don't even know it."

This website is copyright 1998-2002 Matthew Marco.
The 8-color logo is a trademark of Spazowham Creations.
Be kind, rewind.