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Cover Art

On the Cover | May 27, 2020

learn more about this issue's cover art from Rhonda Willers

“Peace on Earth, Iris.” (2020) by Rhonda Willers,
6B graphite and colored pencil on paper, 30”x22.5”

Rhonda Willers is an author and object maker who creates time-based social practice experiences for intentional gatherings. Learn more: / Instagram: @r_willers / Book: Terra Sigillata: Contemporary Techniques.

“I remember a day in yoga when we practiced tree pose, being out of balance while in balance. It struck me how much strength it took to wobble while holding still. When we have high winds I see my own maples and oaks doing this dance, moving wildly, yet also stable. I’ve always marveled at their capacity to do this. I feel internal wobbling. It’s requiring a different kind of strength than I am used to inhabiting. Sometimes my branch breaks, or it’s the branch from the tree next to me that has broken. We all have breaks, but together we can return to a stable wobble. Now, when I feel the wobble, I’m going to remember to go inward to the stability found deep within oneself.” – 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 message.