Parasitic Blain

Photo by Megan Du By Megan Du One day I had a strange dream in which I was watering my garden and suddenly the spikes of a plant pierced my skin and made my leg start to bleed. I went to the hospital to have the swollen and painful blain examined, but the doctor was…… Continue reading Parasitic Blain

Nurturing Your Roots: My Visit to the Nuwu Art Gallery

Photo by Lauren Dominguez By Lauren Dominguez As someone who is of mixed race, it’s always such a shock to be labeled as one side and to have the other completely disregarded. I’ve always lived within those black and white areas. My father is Mexican and my mother is various percentages of Western European. I’ve…… Continue reading Nurturing Your Roots: My Visit to the Nuwu Art Gallery

Magnetic Closeness

Photo by Daeja Sutherland By Daeja Sutherland Lust is such a weird concept to me because I feel it so rarely, and when I do I get so uncomfortable that I find myself running from it. In this piece I wanted to display the discomfort and magnetic closeness to the person/thing that comes with lust…… Continue reading Magnetic Closeness

Sweet On

Photo by Noll Griffin By Noll Griffin This one’s about how gently and playfully unrequited wanting needs to be handled and consumed to be an enjoyable source of inspiration and feeling alive with yourself instead of feeling like “Hm, wow, that was a waste of time in a bad way instead of a fun carnival…… Continue reading Sweet On

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