Isabel Hardwig is a poet, a bread tag enthusiast, and (almost) a senior in high school. She lives in Buncombe County, and attends the NC School of Science and Math
In what medium and exactly how are your emulsion pieces made? I watched this video on YouTube one day on when you cut open a polaroid and immerse it in water and let it sit for a little while the emulsion separates from the transparent layer of film protecting it. You can transfer it onto … More
Geneva Bowers is a digital artist residing in Western North Carolina. She enjoys manipulating color and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and calm.
How did you first get into art? So, I was born in Los Angeles but raised in Greensboro. I always liked art and was always drawing but I ultimately thought I was going to get into medicine so that’s what I was more so pursuing when I went to undergrad. Even though I still majored … More
“Catch” My first illustration during quarantine, this piece focuses on weighing the even and odds within yourself, which could be a rough situation based on the context, but eventually finding solace in something bigger. “Some Things Are Larger Than Life” In some instances, we can feel small possibly insignificant while the rest go by seeming … More
Tick in the Windswept Grass Blown back—air rivuletsand calls itself a formed thing,without a name, that tossesthe tick from stalk to airand the endlessness of beingcarried off into an object which is notan object, which is only air, after all,but isn’t it? Endless, the feeling,and it does end, from air to stalk,another place to dream … More
May 15, 2020 Jan Burger is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Paperhand Puppet Intervention in Saxapahaw, NC. I have a few questions I thought we could use as starting points in a conversation around art and activism and initiating a just recovery from COVID-19. I want to start by engaging the changing definition of community. … More
There’s so much beauty in peoples’ faces. With COVID-19 spreading, the face has become an alien thing. “Do not touch your face,” the news says, “Stay six feet apart.” The problem with “six feet apart” is that you fail to see the finite details. People are more than just carriers of a virus, and … More
Donovan Zimmerman is a director and co-founder of the activist organization Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio Zimmerman traveled the world before establishing Paperhand in Saxapahaw, NC alongside Jan Burger in 1998. Paperhand Puppet Intervention works to cultivate love for the earth and justice for its inhabitants through mediums of art, storytelling, and community … More
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