Thursday, February 20, 2014

Exploration 5

The profile I'm doing is Percy Brigham
1. The photo of Brigham explains his story perfectly. It's him sitting in his shack looking out over the river that has been apart of him his entire life. From the expression on his face you can feel a sense of sadness and disappointment from the unfortunate events that have occurred and what he had lost.

2. Brigham represents the theme of creativity because even through the construction of the hydroelectric dams that destroyed the platform he fished salmon off of, he eventually was able to return to platform fishing after many years. When returning back to the ways of his previous years of platform fishing, he was very old and was experiencing health issues, which made fishing even more difficult for him; but he seamed to find a way to make everything work. This is why I see Brigham being creative because even though he was very old and his original platform had been destroyed, he still was able to hold on to his essential tradition.

3. I think Brigham is eccentric. Even with having  two artificial knees, an artificial hip and prostate cancer he still continues to fish off of his platform.  

4. "The construction of hydroelectric dams in the thirties, forties, and fifties caused scaffold fishing to all but disappear from the river. It didn't stop Brigham, who continues to fish at the age of eighty four" I likes this passage specifically because it shows how much fishing means to Brigham and how he will continue to do so no matter what happens.    


  1. I would have to agree with you 100% that Brigham's picture represents him perfectly

  2. The story was really motivational because Percy never gave up on what he loved to do.

  3. I agree that he is an eccentric but I think he love fishing. I believe that how the platform is a important place to him. He loves what he doing even he had a lot of the health issue!

  4. This story is very interesting, even though half his body is artificial he still fish.

  5. This is a really interesting profile with the image. I agree with you the theme of Brigham. He is mostly an artificial person.

  6. Thats a great American right there. Its awesome that he can muster up the energy to go fishing at the age of 84.


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