Issue #6 ~ Winter 2022

Cover Art:
Cityscrape | Lindsey Grant

Self-identifying as a neurodivergent, two-spirit, elder storyteller deeply rooted in the roar and lore that’s become Portlandia of The Left Coast, The Artist attributes success and survival (if not salvation) to superlative supports, mindfulness practice, and daily creative expression in words, sounds, and images.

Elfin Bishop | Lindsey Grant

More about Lindsey:

I drive a 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon covered with individually drawn, safety yellow emojis, 3″ diameter. My father would have berated me, “Now the resale value’s in the toilet!” He lacked an appreciation for the intangible value of art. The joy that “Emojine” brings to the community is immeasurable and palpable. Aside from that, she is oh-so-much-more easy to find in a crowded parking lot.

Mariafumaca | Bianca Rivetti

São Paulo-based artist, Bianca Rivetti Burattini, has been developing her art for several years through a span of different mediums. Originally an Architect, Rivetti has incorporated different facets of color and composition within her craft, creating bold, colorful works through a blend of pop art and fantasy. This piece was developed in a mixed medium, using ink, watercolor, and digital artwork. It is inspired by late 1920’s aesthetics and the Brazilian expression “Maria Fumaça” which refers to a coal-powered locomotive, as well as people who excessively smoke.

Moonrise in Kauai | Lawrence Bridges

I’m a forager. I seek mischievousness and often, in my work, employ the deliberate use of shock while seeking the truth in human behavior. Photographic truth is justice. There is no fake truth in front of the camera. I find truth in nature or on computer screens. We suffer therefore we love and therefore protect one another. This is the burden of self-consciousness. My photographs attempt to freeze behaviors that change in front of me at high speed. I despair only when I cannot bring the camera up for a photograph before the moment disappears, but often into another photograph, strange and rich with the movement of time.

Monster at the Door II | Christopher Paul Brown

Christopher Paul Brown is known for his exploration of the unconscious and the serendipitous. In 2020 his work appeared in fourteen periodicals and two hardcover books. His first photography sale was to the Standard Oil Company of Indiana and his video You Define Single File was nominated for the Golden Gate Award at the 47th San Francisco International Film Festival. Brown was born in Dubuque, Iowa and now resides in North Carolina. He earned a BA in Film from Columbia College Chicago in 1980.

Dreaming in Color | Zephyr Z

Zephyr Z is a computer programmer from Kearns, Utah who uses code to generate modern art. He is a self-taught artist using a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) in his creative art process. As an independent fun-loving soul, he is a Computer Scientist who loves to create new generative art algorithms, combining them with live performances. In this way, his emotions and feelings become a part of the experience.

Serenity | Andrew Jordan

There is some kind of incomprehensible mystery in the fact that they pay more for an unloved job. Apparently society is so cynically arranged that if you offer the most expensive thing you have – your best time of life, then they willingly pay for this resource and for this energy. And if you dare to do what you love and try to offer your results in this endeavor, then money bypasses you. The creative path of the photographer from Russia Andrew Jordan is a confirmation of this.

Winter Star | Andrew Jordan

More about Andrew: Photographer from Russia, Andrew Jordan, born 28.08.1976, lives in the Krasnodar region in the small resort town of Goryachiy Klyuch near the Black Sea coast. After 20 years of working as a lawyer, with a good legal career, Andrew decided to leave the office and take up creative photography, which he had long dreamed of. Not having the slightest experience in art education, but driven by an indomitable craving for creative self-realization, Andrey and his wife Irina opened their own small photo studio and spend every day in self-education, creative experiments, and promotion of their talents.

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