Art Is History

In the dining room of my mum’s house lives a painting, and no matter how many times I ask her to take it down, she refuses. “It is a piece of you” she says. And she is right, it is a piece of me: my journey, development, struggles, successes, emotions, many selves and a turbulent...

Jouana Jasim On Finding Escapism

Somewhere in between claustrophobic boredom and an underlying creative desire Jouana Jasim found art (or maybe art found her). The things we wholly and truly love often have a funny way of finding us. We may never know we need something, and then soon enough we can’t imagine life without it. Or maybe we have...

The Moon, My Soulmate

At eight years old, my parents divorced. My Mum moved 200 miles to Plymouth, a seaside city in Devon, and my Dad remained in The Cotswolds, a beautiful segment of the British countryside and my childhood home. They had an arrangement: every two weeks my sister, my brother and I visited my Dad. They would...

Rude Truth Is Asking: Can I Live?

Cookie Kendle has tried her hand at many things: theatre, dance, make-up artistry, fashion marketing and founding/publishing a magazine. Things didn’t work out. Her head was in it, but her heart was elsewhere. “I wasn’t being true to myself”, she says. It was this realisation, and a spliff with her partner and an Airbnb host,...

Kaia Miller

Kaia Miller, who lives in New York, is a 13-year-old a self-portrait artist. A few weeks ago I found Kaia’s Instagram: ethereal, beautiful, innovative, mystical and inventive. It acts as a portal to a wonderland, Kaia’s wonderland. She transforms her selfies into surreal dreamlands. Using only an iPhone, eyelashes become heart shape feathers, mermaid tails...

Celebrate Yourself with Karina Padilla

Karina Padilla’s art lives on bags, t-shirts, paper, boots, and panels. There’s a physical energy and vibrant love to her work; each hand-made creation speaks of a deeper struggle or triumph, and unravels stories of growth and understanding. Karina’s art breathes and grows, much like she does, it is a part of her: body, Self...

An Interview with Monica Garza

Eyes like almonds, lips poised and in red, strong and sturdy noses – Monica Garza’s women are instantly recognisable. They have thick thighs, rounded breasts and are blessed with hips for bearing life. They are comfortable with themselves and their surroundings. On the outside looking in these women are brave and beautiful. Inside, you can...

An Interview With Sara Sutterlin

Sara Sutterlin writes from an inner darkness; she embraces her own badness and finds comfort in that of others. Like her friend Noah, “I love him because he is openly Bad, like me”. Through writing she opens herself up and pours her deepest thoughts and rawest feelings onto paper; or a word document; or iPhone...