November 30, 2018 | Dream Pop Press publishes two of my artworks in Issue #6 of Dream Pop Journal.
Dream Pop Journal is a literary quarterly that publishes experimental, non-narrative writing and visual art. It is inspired by artists who create their own transcendent languages such as songwriter Liz Fraser of the Cocteau Twins and the composer Wim Mertens. Each issue contains a selection of work that crosses genre boundaries and transcends conventions, resulting in a beautiful, exciting volume.
For Issue #6 (Fall 2018), editors Carleen Tibbetts and Isobel O’Hare selected two of my artworks. "Outpouring" (ink, paper, cardboard) is a collage that drips neologisms like "alltrueism" and "soul survivor" onto a page. Phonetic alternatives to common words and stitched-together phrases reflect my interest in language - both on its surface level and the psychology of language. I chose a mixed media collage as the way to express this word assemblage physically. "Path" from my series Elsewhere/Elsewhen is a digital photo art piece that blends layers into a dreamscape. (Other pieces from this series appear in Chaleur Magazine and JuxtaProse Literary Magazine.)