𝑀𝓊𝓈𝑒𝓊𝓂 𝑜𝒻 𝐹𝑜𝓇𝓇𝑒𝓈𝓉 🎟 [Trisensory Ticket Stub]
Hello ! Forrest here. You have come to this "ticket stub" because you've just finished your museum experience, or because you found this NFT via another avenue. Either way, welcome, and thanks for being here. I'd like to take this opportunity to reflect on how I myself, have come to this moment, and what this ticket stub means to me :3

So - the Museum of Forrest is an online gallery of 4 exhibits I self-curated to reflect my own lived stories, and the processes surrounding my diverse creative outputs. [www.museumofforrest.com] It came about when, after running with CY's idea to mint my artistic process NFTs weekly, we realized there wasn't a vibey place for all of these artifacts to live, let alone for their overarching story to be told. So, along with the massive help of Ana Wang, we created this museum-before-NFT-giftshop. As far as we know, it is the first of its kind.

While not all 900+ datapoints that I found demarcating my entire and ever-expanding body of work could be included in the museum itself, we did create a categorized database to hold them all in, which is also available for your viewing pleasure. [bit.ly/archivesofforrest] We then whittled down that list into 65 mindfully curated pieces, including songs, meditations, essays, music videos, and even photos of me on stage as a kid. These are the artifacts that now make up the Museum of Forrest.

The act of reflecting upon my whole lifetime's worth of self-expression from this retrospective vantage point has been absolutely remarkable. This project arrived at an already pivotal stage in my journey, where I've just hit 30, just moved back to my hometown, and just (mere days ago) applied for my legal name and gender change. I see myself clearer than ever, and have a greater sense of confidence and self-agency than I ever knew I would get to embody.

I am proud of myself. I am proud of what I've come through. I am proud of the man I have grown up to become. And while the majority of the work documented in this museum was born under a previous name, I know that every experience leading up to this moment was an invaluable stepping-stone, paving the path for the person I get to show up as today. Here and now, I can finally see Forrest through the trees. Thank you for seeing him with me.