On the Cover | August 10, 2016
learn more about Volume One's cover art from Grace Fechner
artwork by Grace Fechner
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.
“Bolt” by Grace Fechner
Acrylic, cut paper, graphite,
India ink pen, metal leaf, 15.5” x 23”
Grace Fechner is an artist based in Minneapolis. She graduated in 2013 from UW-Eau Claire with a BFA in illustration. She makes mixed media drawings and paintings.
“This piece is from my ‘Connection’ series, which was inspired by a story in National Geographic about the traditional costumes worn by people of various villages in France. Each villager had a costume that celebrated the specific village, like a sports jersey. As an outsider, these costumes looked remarkably similar, like variations on a theme; but to each wearer, an extra coil of ribbon or a darker hue of lace meant you were from elsewhere and thus deserved ridicule. This struck me as analogous to the root of many sociopolitical issues.” – The Artist