Volume 3, Issue 24
“Love can cauterize wounds and carve new ones. It is a bane, a salve, a mystery, and an all-consuming entity that we sometimes seek to stare down and shrink from because we cannot stand to see what is reflected back at us. This issue portrays love’s complicated facets, especially its passion, pain, and ambiguity.”
-D. W. McKinney, Issue 24 curator and TNSF Web Resident
Art & Photography
“Currently, I am exploring what makes us human. Not our biology but our mind. I am primarily fascinated by what we choose to hide from the world and how we do it.”
I have always photographed things that catch my eye, especially the more mundane or overlooked those things might be. I am particularly drawn to views of nature, sky & ground and abstracted objects found in urban settings. The act of photography is spontaneous for me, utilizing my iPhone to record details of my environment as I notice them.
Rural communities rely on farms to provide fresh produce and groceries to them, but with economic turmoil and an emphasis on “cheaper” options through grocery chains, farms can be forgotten or “washed away” by promises of lower prices and more product. But farms are more crucial than ever, some attributing their efforts to fighting climate change while taking care of their community. I intentionally manipulated the photo to demonstrate polluted water swirling over the farm to show the connection between the death of farms and the decay of our world.