Issue 8 (September 2012)
Adam Butler is a recent graduate of writing from Dartington College of Arts who is particularly interested in the concept of autofiction. He is currently working up the confidence to possibly one day have the courage to consider attempting to write a novel, maybe.
Paul Carpenter is a Gloucestershire based Artist and recent graduate of the Fine Art programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University. His work explores the boundaries between the realms of painting and objecthood.
Website: Paul Carpenter
As a youth in North Carolina; I begun my path as an abstract painter and figurative sculptor; my motivation grew from my interest of psychophysical effects of chroma. Photography holds all the intrinsic values of all the other arts; but differers in the fact the it’s the foundation of existence. My creations are the exploration of my inner facilities; in the pursuit of contemporary knowledge expressing “original thoughts”.
Allison writes script, poetry and prose. Her work has been published in various locations
both on and offline. She is currently working on “Toast”, a play for production at ARC
Stockton in spring 2013.
Allison lives in Northumberland and makes occasional appearances on the performance
poetry circuit in and around Newcastle Upon Tyne. She is Director of Danusha, a fair
trade jewellery company, working with leprosy affected women in Nepal and has an MA in
Website: Found Poet
Timothy Alexander Forster
Website: Timothy Alexander Forster
I am a recent Fine Art graduate of the Cardiff Metropolitan University, specializing in Oil Painting. In my final year I focused on the distortion and perception of the human form, and intend to develop my work and exploration of this subject. I now intend to work towards a career in Art Therapy.
Sally Armstrong Gradle is an artist, poet, researcher, and teacher. Her recently published poetry explores artistic growth, based on her experiences teaching art to the young and old. Her website is a neglected wish…still in progress.
Kyle Hemmings is the author of several chapbooks of poetry and prose: Avenue C, Cat People, and Anime Junkie (Scars Publications). His latest e-books are You Never Die in Wholes from Good Story Press and The Truth About Onions from Good Samaritan. He lives and writes in New Jersey.
Website: DogPunk & Psychedelic Stinky Cat
The work of Mohamed Kahouadji oscillates between humor and irony. Constantly playing with the legendary personalities that haunt us – rock stars, politicians, cartoon characters, these paintings are never mere caricatures, let alone the mechanical reproduction of a situation. Something like a surge of love through them, like a desire to heal the wounds of the same Pop Art and turn-up against the cynicism of his approach. And if, like that wanted to Narrative Figuration with the manufactured object, painting by Pop found its share of humanity, and thus, the meaning of his vocation?” (Frederic Charles Baitinger, Artension)
Minji Kim is a Korean artist who studied and graduated from Goldsmiths, London in 2012, she now currently lives and works in South Korea. Employing elements of artificial environments such as interior plans, stage and theatre sets, she tries to create a new object or environment that will transport the viewer into her vision of psychological utopia.
I am currently studying MA Photography at Royal College of Art. (2012-2014)
Graduated BA(Hons) Art Practice from Goldsmiths, University of London (2008-2012)
Steve Klepetar teaches literature and creative writing at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. His work has received several nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net; Flutter Press has recently published his chapbook, My Father Teaches Me a Magic Word.
Lilian Leader lives in North Carolina where each morning greets her with sunshine or thunderstorms. Her greatest ambition is to write something that betters another. You can find more of her writing at kneeling-glory.deviantart.com
The author covers the ‘recordness’ of a family photograph, or in other words, a strong will to record the flow of family lineage that the family photograph itself desires to display, with a digitised trick. In these two old family photographs, to which the modern technique of Trompe l’oeil is applied, the author seeks to collect the memorial imagery of family members about whom he barely knows. This act is performed through the ‘stuffed-like photographs’ that merely preserves the record of family lineage.
Lee Kyung-min closes the eyes of the family members whose presence is absent in his memory but only shown in the record of family line; through this form of ‘refined mask’ he goes on to show metaphorically how the ‘Otherness’ is assigned to the subjectivity of an individual family member of a modern South Korean family.
W. M. Lewis
w.m.lewis is a Brisbane-based poet and fiction writer whose work has appeared in Best Australian Poems 2011, Cordite Poetry Review, Eclecticism, PoV Magazine, Railroad Poetry Project, street cake magazine and The Night Light, with a forthcoming publication in Multiverses. you can find him (a little too often) on Twitter at @w_m_lewis.
Dwijal is a 21-year old Lit major who writes advertising copy for soap by day, and pours over the brilliance of Oscar Wilde by night. She’d give her right arm to make it as an author but then she’d have to narrate all her stories to stenographers and that’s just wasting money you don’t have. She enjoys laughing and walks in the rain. Sometimes simultaneously.
Artist living and working in Cardiff.
Exploring relationships of place, memory and experience through colour, line and light.
Keith Moul’s poems have been published widely for almost 45 years. Recently two chaps have been released: The Grammar of Mind (2010) from Blue & Yellow Dog Press and Beautiful Agitation (2012) from Red Ochre Press. He also publishes his photos widely. In fact, in 2010 a poem written to accompany one of Keith’s photos was a Pushcart nominee.
Matthew Pickering is a cross disciplinary Fine Art student at Newcastle University, working primarily in photography and film. EDEN is on exhibition at the Arthouses event as part of the Whitley Bay Film Festival on 1st – 2nd September.
Website: Matt Pickering: Artist
Renee Asher Pickup is a mellowed out punk rocker and mother to one living in Joshua Tree, CA. She co-hosts a weekly podcast featuring indie and emerging authors called Books And Booze. You can find all that and more at her website.
An English major who likes to write a lot, and a jack-of-all-trades writer who dabbles in a little of everything. Not that there’s much else to do in small-town Arkansas of course.
I’m a post-graduate student from Milan, Italy. Historian in training, amateur artist,
a reader and a writer for as many years as I can remember. Aside from museums,
archives and fencing salles d’armes, the places I frequently haunt are Tumblr and deviantArt.
My work comprises of drawings and paintings that consider magical realism and science fiction. Aiming to challenge the cultural expectations and media portrayal of an idyllic family by fusing fantasy with the familiar, question everyday domesticity and distort perceived reality and memory. To reveal the image of an idyllic family as a façade; unattainable, fantastical and as far removed from reality as a floating shark. However, beyond concept and subject matter the works express a primal enjoyment for the materiality and experimental possibilities of the chosen materials. I constantly aim to push the boundires of the chosen mediums, to not only depict a scene on a 2D plane, but also to sculpt it, and create an immersive surface that retains playfulness and tactility to be appreciated both up close and at a distance”
I have just graduated from the Cardiff School of Art & Design with a Fine Art Degree specialising in Printmaking.
For the past few years I have been exploring the question of Welsh identity through a study of Welsh art, folklore, and tradition and my recent work is inspired by the history of quilt making.
During the renovation of antique quilts the backing cloth is stripped away to reveal the makers templates, hems and stitches, by studying these scraps of paper it is possible to gain an insight into the identities and personal lives of the quilt makers.
My final project and exhibition was an in-depth study of Collagraph techniques that took the idea of revealing my own identity as the maker and creating my own symbols in layers of chine collé and by using images relating to my life
with envelopes, stamps, photocopies and pieces of old Cardiff maps.
JON STEINHAGEN is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists (www.chicagodramatists.org) and published author of short fiction. His next play, Successors, will have its world premiere in January 2013 at Signal Ensemble Theatre (www.signalensemble.com).
Hours pass and the pinhole camera gradually captures the impressions of light on film over the course of the night. The kinetic movement of the sleeper appears fleetingly, and is not registered in the single decisive moment of a photographic shot, but as a long-term observation, in which the phases of time overlap and merge into a general impression across the six hour exposure. A tension is created between this unpredictability of the all analog process and my own artistic control.
Olga Wojtas is a writer living in Edinburgh, who attended the school which inspired Muriel Spark’s “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”. Her stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, including New Writing Scotland, New Writing Dundee and The Ranfurly Review. She has a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing from the Open University.
Jessica is a freelance editor, translator, and poet. Her work has been published in Alliterati, Prole, Neon Magazine, Lines + Stars, and The Prose-Poem Project. Most recently she was a runner-up in the Third Annual James Kirkup Memorial Poetry Competition run by Red Squirrel Press. She always welcomes visitors to her blog at http://sublunamlepores.wordpress.com.
Caitlan, or Kat, has been writing for eleven years and counting, but hadn’t started to focus very hard on improving until two or three years ago. She’s still improving, but getting better everyday. She loves to read other people’s work, and to try and emulate different skills and voices, to broaden her experience and ability. She posts most of her writing to her deviantArt page and loves getting critiques and comments with tips and tricks on how to get better.