Issue 4, Summer 2021 Art

Pieces of My Family: Innerness by Claire Lawrence 

Pieces of My Family: Innernessby Claire Lawrence

Claire Lawrence is a storyteller and mixed-media visual artist living in British Columbia, Canada. She has been published in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and India. Her work has been performed on BBC radio. Claire’s stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Geist, Pulp Literature, Litro, Ravensperch, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Hot Flash Fiction, and more. She has a number of prize-winning stories and was nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. Claire’s artwork has appeared in many magazines, including A3 Review, Sunspot, Cold Mountain Review, Inverted Syntax, pulpMag, and more. Her goal is to create and publish in all genres, and not inhale too many fumes.

From “Journal Entry” by Emily Saenz

“Journal Entry” by Emily Saenz

Emily Saenz, also known as E.SRose on Instagram, is an eighteen-year-old artist that is just starting out in her career. Currently, she is attending college in Arizona for a Fine Arts degree with plans of continuing her artistic expression outside of school. She also loves hanging out with her family (especially her two dogs) and creating artwork with a strong focus on color as well as internal narrative.

From Tragic New Years by Isabella Suell

“Tragic New Years” by Isabella Suell

Isabella Suell is a student at Millsaps College who is double majoring in English and Anthropology. She has been published in two literary journals and has been a feature in Portico magazine as a writer. She has won a national silver key from scholastic for her written work, and other keys for her photography and portfolio. She has most recently been published in Stylus Magazine and In Parenthesis. Her goal with her work is to provide the viewer with immediate feeling, through story and imaginable narrative. She believes the picture should inspire feeling, and subsequent internal storytelling by the viewer.

The TimeCard by Noē Piña

The Water Bearer by Noē Piña

The TimeCard” and “The Water Bearer” by Noē Piña

Noē Piña, was born in Los Angeles, CA as a first generation American.  He grew up traveling throughout Mexico and in those travels visiting museums, galleries, and cultural institutes.

He studied at The Los Angeles Music & Art School, Plaza de La Raza, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico, Cal State LA, and Otis College of Art and Design where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

After College he helped establish and led the Arts program at Oxford International School, later he taught Art to inner-city students at  Soledad Enrichment Action Inc. a non-profit organization founded in 1972 by mothers in East LA who had lost their sons to gang violence.  He was then recruited by Sister Jennie Lechtenberg, SNJM  Founder of P.U.E.N.T.E. (People United to Enrich the Neighborhood Through Education)  There he taught  Art and Language Arts in conjunction with a partnership from The J. Paul Getty Museum: Art & Language Program.

From Language of Water by Lana Eileen

“Language of Water” by Lana Eileen

Lana Eileen is a musician and visual artist currently based in Australia. Through painting, photography, and sculpture, Eileen’s work fuses abstract elements with fine details, combining seemingly disparate fragments to evoke a sense of magic realism. In 2019, she undertook an artist residency in remote Iceland. Previously based in New Zealand, Eileen currently resides on the island of Tasmania, where she attends the School of Creative Arts and Media.

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