Step into territories unknown in our latest issue.
"This issue comes with a warning: reader, beware. Within these pages, you might lose your otherwise sensible self in charm and reverie. Like Ishmael, Gulliver, and other sojourners on the high seas, you might be overcome with the obsession to explore territories of the unknown, or
be lulled into daydream so appealing, you may hesitate to return to the literal world of work and unbending fact. You may lament, as did Tennyson’s lotus eaters, “Ah, why/Should life all labour be? Let us alone. . . .”." -Erin O’Neill Armendarez, Editor in Chief
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Layering Light: An Interview with Bette Ridgeway
"My dream is to have people be transformed by the experience of looking at my work, to see the beauty and to get lost in the experience."
We can't get over the lush, vibrant colors of this issue's featured artist, Bette Ridgeway! Her bold, colorful pieces are produced by what she describes as "layering light". Her responses to our interview questions both humbled and inspired us and we couldn't be more thrilled to share her work. When you flip through the pages of this issue, we think you'll agree, she's achieved her dream. See more in this issue and on her website at ridgewaystudio.com.
Emerging Artist: James Carrillo
Our publication aims to celebrate art. We think emerging James Carrillo is a perfect example of our ideals, as he works to express himself both visually and through poetry. We hope you'll enjoy examining his photography, as well as reading his poems and then getting a further look into who he is as an artist.
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