Patterned Ground* by Quin de la Mer

*Full title: Patterned Ground: A Visual Conversation Concerning Climate Crisis As Distillations of Human History *** Quin de la Mer is a conceptual artist who uses fresco painting as my primary medium. I employ abstract expressionism to communicate emotional truths. Within a larger framework, my works create an interwoven narrative of nested stories that swing…

Eye of Yew – Quin de la Mer

  Quin writes: Lisa’s conversation with Steve Cook was compelling and inspired me to look at my work from a potters point of view.  I related to the comment “There’s something quite primal about turning a pile of mud into a refined form and it involves these basic processes, like heat and physical effort …”…

Bleeding into Being – Quin de la Mer

    *** Quin de la Mer is a Conceptual Artist from San Francisco, California.  She engages ancient methods used with fresco mediums to produce a living product; eternally, intimately interacting with light.  She often employs abstract expressionism to communicate esoteric ideas. She uses the practice of Artist as Nomad to fully embrace the cosmology of…

Nocturne Stitches – Quin de la Mer

  *** Quin de la Mer is a Conceptual Artist from San Francisco, California.  She engages ancient methods used with fresco mediums to produce a living product; eternally, intimately interacting with light.  She often employs abstract expressionism to communicate esoteric ideas. She uses the practice of Artist as Nomad to fully embrace the cosmology of the…

The Tub – Isabella Orrebo

Her hair was long and soaking wet, from where – I did not know. She was twirling a piece of red shoe lace between her fingertips. Twisting it in circles against the table, then smoothly sorting it out again. At the same time there was a hissing sound. It came from her mouth – she…

At Lutheran Summer Camp – Lily Forrest

At Lutheran Summer Camp OR The Last Summer I Was a Kid, Before Developing a Heavy Obsession with Goth Culture at Age 12   I was a shy girl. The threat of competitive spectator sports loomed, day after sunshine, clearwater day. I never wanted to go when it came down to it. The mess hall…

Gator Stew – Taylor Adel

“Ooh, sweet baby! Pluck those strings, honey-bear.” Joseph does as the voice says. He picks at the double bass, growling against a crooked mic in the grungy bar nestled within the swampy land of Louisiana. The room is sticky. Sticky from spilt drinks carpeting the floor, lust-filled bodies pressed tight, and the ever-present moisture of…

Issue 11 – Making your mark

It’s our 11th issue and this time we asked our artists to explore the idea of making a mark. This was inspired by a wonderful conversation with new potter Steve Cook in which we explored connections between different art forms. As always, the response we had was fascinating and we were delighted to see artists…

Issue 8 – Meaning is live

For issue 8, we asked artists to look for meaning: underlying, hidden, obvious, secret and everything in between. And, as always, they wowed us. The search for meaning is central to the work of so many artists and we think you’ll love the varied approaches to and interpretations of this quarter’s theme. From the vibrant…