On the Cover | Nov. 27, 2014

learn more about this issue's cover art by Jen Clausen

“November 3 - November 18” by Jen Clausen
10” x 12.5” screen print

Jen Clausen has always loved art. She completed her BFA at UW-Stout in 2014. Currently, Jennifer lives in Montana where she continues to draw and paint.

“I wanted to create a funny and paradoxical situation evocative of Midwestern culture. I decided on incorporating whitetail deer because hunting season has long been ingrained into the natural heritage of our area and was drawing increasingly closer. Throughout my creating process, I continually asked myself, how important is blaze orange to the hunter? Midwesterners have always identified the significance behind blaze orange. But how much significance does the color really have? By negating the deer’s natural camouflage with the obviousness of a blaze orange hat, I am making its presence obvious to hunters. But how would the hypothetical hunter react? Would he respect the idea that blaze orange means ‘don’t shoot,’ or would he take the shot anyway?”  – The Artist

Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a letter.

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