"I struggled with drawing in the traditional sense but was allowed the freedom to merge drawing with mixed media. Wonder Bread was cheap so I made a series of autobiographical laminated bread portrait pieces ..."
learn more about our cover art from Jesse Aylsworth
“‘Manipulating the Spectrum’ was a reaction to a large 4’ x 8’ diptych that I had been painting on intensely for three months. After I finished that painting, I stretched, primed, and painted this canvas over the course of one weekend ..."
learn more about our cover art from Cheyanne January
“This piece embodies the phenomenon of existence in the endless cycle of life. It started by reading the Edvard Munch quote: ‘From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.’ From ..."
“Ballerina” Mixed Media 11” x 17” by Charles Davis Charles Davis is a self-taught artist who started drawing comic books and branched into other genres. This piece, which has been displayed at Acoustic Cafe, was inspired by a photo he ran across at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.
learn more about the issue's cover art by Tom Weniger
“Nuthatch on the Duncan” by Tom Weniger “The Marsh Rainbow Bridge is one of the most prominent landmarks in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Arching gracefully over beautiful Duncan Creek, it was built in 1916 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Just downstream from here, Duncan Creek ...
“It was Christmas Eve when this photo was born. A few friends of mine and I went driving through the woods with our cameras. We didn’t have anything in particular we wanted to photograph, we just wanted to be inspired, and that I was when I saw my friend Sami’s back against this ginormous tree ..."
"Painted with heavy acrylics and oils as a part of the “Weeping Tree Series,” this piece was inspired by the fever that kicks in for many at the start of hunting season. The leaves change, the air gets cooler, and the whitetails begin the rut. As a sensitive soul, Katie uses nature and human emotion ..."
learn more about this issue's cover art from Alexis Delve
Alexis is the owner of Red Tea Photography in Eau Claire. Determined to be poor forever, Alexis graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in photography and a certificate in women’s studies. Undeterred from putting her education to good use, Alexis specializes in “fun and stress-free photography” ...
learn more about this issue's cover art from Adam Dorn
“New to the area, I knew I wanted to find the darkest skies in Eau Claire County. I set out for Coon Fork County Park just outside of Augusta. It was midnight. I pulled up to the dike of the park and set up. I couldn’t believe how dark the sky was out there. I set up with the shoreline stretching off into the distance ...
Asahi Nagata is a Japanese designer who has been focusing on corporate branding, Web design, and illustrations. In her home office in Minneapolis, she works with her husband and office manager, who is also her cat Jounrie Tunamelt, on new and existing projects ...
learn more about this issue's cover art by Jenna Ruder
“This piece is from a series of drawings of old clothes: socks, shoes, dresses, gloves and, as of late, men’s jackets. ‘Same As It Ever Was’ is inspired by David Byrne’s dramatic big coat in ‘Stop Making Sense’ and a jacket borrowed for far too long from Good and Sturdy Vintage ...
learn more about this issue's cover art by Michael Marcon
“For 12 years I worked as a production artist creating art for the commercial market. Recently I lost my exclusive publishing deal so I’m taking some time to explore my personal art. ‘Stagnation’ is an example of a direction where I’m exploring image appropriation and pure abstraction ..."
learn more about this issue's cover art by Ana von Huben
Ana von Huben is a graphic designer and illustrator who combines digital and traditional art with work that has both delicate organic and bold graphic qualities. Ana’s love of travel and cultural fusion/juxtaposition influences her multilayered style, and she draws inspiration from ...
learn more about this issue's cover art by Susan Walsh
“Our empty nest has allowed me time to get back to art. ... I have had many hobbies over the years and have lots of various supplies on hand. A few years ago, I ran across art journaling on Pinterest. I loved the idea of experimenting and practice without pressure ..."