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.

THE UNTENDED GARDEN BY MARA MAGYAROSI-LAYTNER










They convinced me
I only had a few good years left
Before I was replaced by a girl younger than me
As though men yield power with age
But women grow into irrelevance
They can keep their lies
For I have just gotten started


An Excerpt from Timeless by Rupi Kaur


The garden continuously shifts throughout the season. Seeds, beginning growth, roots taking hold, stems and leaves reaching high, different flora throughout time, and then an eventual death, just to repeat again.











The Untended Garden is an exploration of my own personal coming of age as a woman seen through the metaphor of a garden. Throughout the beginning of my thirties, I’ve spent so much time questioning who I am and why I see myself in that way. Self-portraits paired with experimental abstract imagery are how I am processing through those ideas.