To experience another culture is to grasp the truth of a metaphor. To seek something out is to dig, and so I did. I crossed pathways with LSU archaeologist, Dr. Heather Mckillop, when I learned of her research on the Classic Maya civilization. Through this process, I realized that there is a certain subjective nature to the scientific study of archaeology. However, it was her personal stories from journeys abroad, and the stories from other Mesoamerican archaeologists, which captured my enthusiasm for this project. I collected footage online, and remixed it into an archival exploration of Maya culture, from both past and present times.
I sense that the future holds something beautiful in the balance of art and science collaborations. I believe that even though Dr. Heather and I possess different ideas, we will always share the same ideal. We both desire to protect and preserve ancient cultures and their withstanding mysteries that continue to baffle researchers. The society we currently live in today is not the result of a natural process, but is the result of outside invasions and the aftermaths of those efforts. It is time for horizon lines separating us from each other to diminish, and for each society to treat each culture with the respect and equality all deserve. This is essential in order for the planet to evolve in consciousness, as it continues to revolve in space, as it has done for the many cycles that have come before.