Through expanding the intersection of science & emotion, missoula. traces the ice-age floods responsible for the geography of the Pacific Northwest, & outlines a woman's struggle with identity & mental health after a traumatic childhood. Juxtaposing the findings of J Harlen Bretz, the rebel geologist whose 1928 explorations led to the development of a catastrophic flood theory, with stunning moments of sparse imagistic poetry, & visual explorations of geography & selfhood, missoula. asks how mothers can shape their daughters in the same way these catastrophic natural disasters once carved the physical landscape.
missoula. is a book length hybrid poetic manuscript currently in progress as part of graduate studies at California Institute of the Arts. It will be submitted for publication upon completion.
A poetic examination of those most enduring of creatures, the cockroach. Roach explores the relationships between survival & living through the eyes of a near indestructible bug.
Roach is a short form poetic manuscript currently in progress. It will be submitted for publication upon completion.
Fall 2013 Issue.
In creating the layout for this issue I was inspired by the simplicity & elegance of classic literary journals such as The Paris Review, the typographic & textural focus of the indie publisher Wave Books, & contemporary popular magazines like Vanity Fair, & Flaunt. Using a sparse & heavily typeface oriented layout I sought to emphasize the caliber of the creative work coming from the students of Goddard College.
The cover art was inspired by the wildflowers which grow around Goddard's Vermont campus & the bonfire lit student celebrations. Collaging a series of textures in hues of orange, yellow, & red, I brought a burst of colour to the otherwise monochromatic journal.