Untitled Project 001

Photo by Riley Lauren Lynch By Riley Lauren Lynch Untitled Project 001 is an exploration of permanence, loss and performance. Made out of candle materials, this piece is meant to be lit aflame until it is no longer present. The art then exists in the wax runoff, the burning flames and the scent that lingers…… Continue reading Untitled Project 001

Stripping iii/Hold Me Tender

Photo by Riley Lauren Lynch By Riley Lauren Lynch The work I create is, at large, about intimate happenings of the human experience; I aim to continually explore themes of control, trauma, healing, sexuality and objectification. The materiality of my fiber-based pieces is indicative of my mode of creation. I tend to gravitate towards tedious,…… Continue reading Stripping iii/Hold Me Tender

Confetti Cage

Photo by Ashley Gilland By Ashley Gilland I designed this embroidery with some beloved friends in mind that have felt trapped “in the closet”, but could see the remnants of celebration and pride waiting outside excitedly. The confetti or debris is open to multiple interpretations, but I like to think it is indicative of a…… Continue reading Confetti Cage

Love from South Albany Street

Photo by Aiden Nelson By Aiden Nelson This series, entitled “Love from South Albany Street,” explores my relationship to the neighborhood I’ve lived in the past year and the complicated emotions I have toward it. I’ve watched two autumns from my bedroom window, memorized which yards I can cut across, the quickest route to my…… Continue reading Love from South Albany Street

Haunted

Photo by Lianelys Cabrera By Lianelys Cabrera Gone so fast never even asked my name I know I should be mad But still, I admire you from afar. I promise myself to not waste another minute never lose another moment  what could have been? But here I am, daydreaming a future that will never come…… Continue reading Haunted

Danse Macabre

Photo by Yumedyne By Yumedyne At the end of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘The Seventh Seal’, the personification of Death leads the film’s troupe of main characters in a wild dance of the dead across a distant hillside, a daisy chain of manic movements and ghostly wails as they are led out of existence. The themes of…… Continue reading Danse Macabre

Imposter Affirmations

Photo by Lianelys Cabrera By Lianelys Cabrera So we’re talking about school now? Ahh, where do I begin?  If you want to criticize a toxic relationship, look at the one you have with school and academia. I basically knew something was wrong the first time I cried because I failed a math quiz in elementary…… Continue reading Imposter Affirmations

Starry Eyed

Photo by Bianca Bucu By Bianca Bucu Whenever I think of starting school, my days begin with having coffee in my hands. College was the time I developed a caffeine addiction. I’m always driving to the nearest Starbucks drive thru, or falling in line at some random coffee shop. Before I go into my zoom meeting,…… Continue reading Starry Eyed

In the Cool Snails Club

Photo by Eva Vitkute By Eva Vitkute An ode to rejecting the idea of fitting in. As a child, it can feel so alienating even being slightly quirky, and then as an adult, you can only ever dream of being that pure and genuine again.