ISSUE 001 EXPLORES THE NOTION OF BALANCE IN EXISTING MICRO- AND MACRO- ENVIRONMENTS. A FUSION OF POETRY, CHEMIGRAMS, PHOTOGRAPHY, WORDS, ILLUSTRATION, DESIGN FROM WASTE AND VR. BALANCE IS AMBIGUOUS, DELICATE AND INTERCONNECTED.

HELD, FAST (SNOW LAKE TRAIL #1) BY TARA KRAFT










When I look at rocks, I imagine the eons of geologic movement that created them. It is a huge expanse of time that dwarfs our tiny existence. To lovingly study rocks connects me to the natural world in its immensity, but also in its particulars. It brings life into perspective. It places humanity into a larger, epochal scale of time, one we must consider more as we face the consequences of our impact on the global climate.











I think of my painting process as geology in fast-forward. I build up layers, scraping texture back, allowing my materials to express their unique physical properties. I enjoy the endlessly alluring play of paint that creates unexpected and powerful moments.