Volume 17

  • No. 12 December 2015

    On the cover | Amy Fletcher


    Mid-June (inspired by the music of Robyn Hitchcock), 2014, acrylic on linen, 30” × 40”. Amy is an award-winning artist and recipient of the Ella Pratt Emerging Artist Grant for 2015. A multidisciplinary artist, she is inspired by music as she creates. More of the artist’s work can be seen at http://www.AmyFletcherArt.com.

  • No. 11 November 2015

    On the cover | Michele Maynard

    Mochi Crunch No.”

    “Letting memory snags and daydreams take the work where it will, a history builds on the surface of my pieces as I put in time, layering paint and bits of paper ephemera. My adolescence in Hawaii—snacking on mochi crunch, surrounded by colorful patterns—influences this particular painting.” More of the artist’s work can be seen at http://www.bmichelemaynard.com

  • No. 10 October 2015

    On the cover | Jenifer Padilla


    Jazz”was created on very large hotpress paper, approximately 8 ft long by 5 ft tall. Using very large oil pastels I was able to use my entire body to make the fluid marks. The lines were part from life and part improvisation while listening to my favorite music. You can see more of my work at www.PEARONAWIRE.com.

  • No. 9 September 2015

    On the cover | Luna Lee Ray


    Herd. “All of my imagery is informed by my experience of the natural world. I also strive to convey the unseen reality of our existence on both cellular and cosmic levels. This piece, Herd, is part of a larger series exploring the sweetness and vulnerability of being a mammal in this world.” More of the artist’s work can be seen at http://www.lunaleeray.com.

  • No. 8 August 2015

    On the cover | Nancy Marple

    Tales Long Gone

    Tales Long Gone. This mixed-media painting by Nancy Marple continues a series focusing on our heritage. It is a complex painting in which the layers of paint and charcoal recall layers of time. Rich colors, multiple textures, and solid shapes represent messages. The messages are stories from our own families and legends from long ago. More of the artist’s work can be seen at http://www.nancymarple.com.

  • No. 7 July 2015

    On the cover | Ellie Reinhold


    Striations. Paintings by Ellie Reinhold pull pattern, color, and imagery from everyday inspirations in nature and the psyche. Striations is a response to color and debris layering in the fall landscape, while also reflecting the flux and bright energy of change. More of the artist’s work can be seen at http://www.elliereinhold.com.

  • No. 6 June 2015

    On the cover | Anita Wolfenden


    Vessel. “I have worked with thick watercolor paper for several years, and I like the stark clean lines and the soft, slightly fuzzy surface of the paper that reflects light so beautifully. I like working with holes and shadows, and in this piece I have added a cut piece of black Tyvek as a contrast to the softer white shapes.” More of the artist’s work can be seen at http://awolfenden.com.