Wild Greens 1, no. 3 (January 2021)
Welcome to the January 2021 issue of Wild Greens
Table of Contents
Artist: Lauren Kimball
Caption: "Step 1. Read Sample Resumes."
Inspiration: "The Resume" comes from an unpublished comic series I call "Turtle and Hare." I started drawing Turtle a few years ago (adapted from Aesop's fable) to express a feeling of being perennially late and "behind," especially as compared to "Hare," Turtle's foil. Like many of us, Turtle is going through a transition. He's mustered up the courage to work on his resume...
"You'll Change Your Mind"
By Hayley Boyle
Artist: Noah Erkes
Digital Camera to capture image layers; Adobe Photoshop to manipulate/merge/blend layers.
Inspiration: I've always been inspired the most by surrealist works of art; my primary influences are Esao Andrews (painting) and Jerry Uelsmann (photography), and I continually aspire to emulate their respective styles. When it comes to my own photography, I try to investigate the abstract by distorting and blending imagery of people, landscapes, and textures—organic and otherwise. The photos I've included here explore the theme of change through their focus on parents, children, aging, and seasons.
A Common Story
By Jordyn Ruth
Black Walnut Pendants
Artist: Caroline Maccagnan-Joyce
Black walnuts that are harvested in the county in which I live, mica powders, resin, and colorings.
Methods: I clean and cut the walnuts before filling with resin and/ or other items.
Inspiration: For my process, I just do what feels right to me in that moment—I take inspiration from nature or life in helping me to decide what colors I want to use. It is a great thrill to change something natural and unassuming into something that makes people take notice, that sparks awe when a particular piece speaks to them.
Flour. Salt. Water. Heat.
By Katie Huey
What the Tide Brought In
Artist: Sam Ken
Oil on 10x20 Canvas
Methods: Underpainting, Semi Impasto, Semi Impressionist Brush Strokes
Inspiration: The inspiration for my work came from visits to the beach and aquarium during my time in California. There is a peace, serenity, and constant change in underwater life, and I am always interested in capturing that in the scenic art I create. The beauty in this scene rests in the colors and the harmony of life that is depicted. It captures a unique moment in time that cannot be exactly repeated. There is a rhythm to life, and that rhythm involves change. Now more than ever, we have all accepted changes, and personal growth is a part of that. I only recently started painting full time, to see how far I can take my art. Scary at times, but who knows what the tide will bring.
Artists and Contributors
Hayley J. Boyle
Writer & Poet
Hayley is a social justice seeker, world traveler, rock climber, dog snuggler, frisbee player, and event planner. She loves to paint with watercolors, embroider, and write. She grew up on sci-fi and fantasy, and to this day she still turns to those genres to help her make sense of the world. She calls Philadelphia home, and she wouldn't have it any other way.
Lauren Kimball lives in Philadelphia. She teaches literature and composition at Rutgers University, New-Brunswick. In spare time she plays with paint, digital pens, words, and home improvement tools.
Noah is a lifelong Philadelphian who spends his days doing data and program evaluation work for a large social service agency. In his off time, he plays Ultimate Frisbee, practices photography, skis, hikes, and camps. He currently lives in West Philly with his cat Missy and a rotation of foster cats through local animal rescue Project MEOW.
Writer & Florist
Jordyn Ruth is an event florist, event lighting consultant and human person living and baking in the suburbs of Philadelphia. They enjoy drinking too much coffee, caring for their cats and family, and sleeping in their bed.
If you like their writing, send them a tip! Venmo: @Jordyn-Ruth
Although a teacher by trade, Caroline enjoys her hobbies such as gardening, amateur mycology, and creating her black walnut pendants. This creative adventure has gone from being a stress relieving hobby to a small business venture. Caroline takes great pleasure in the creative process and seeing how people make a connection to the hidden beauty of nature.
Writer & Poet
Katie Huey is a writer, marketer, and facilitator. She believes in the power of story and the beauty found in sharing personal experience. Her work has appeared in Invoke Magazine, Conscious Company Magazine, and Hello Humans. You can follow more of her story on her blog 52 Beautiful Things. She lives in Colorado with her husband Dylan and rambunctious puppy Olive.
Show her some support! Instagram: @52beautifulthings; Twitter: @52beautiful; Blog: 52beautifulthings.com; and website: katiehuey.com.
If you like her writing, give her a tip.
Sam is a Marine Corps veteran, Air Force spouse, dog lover, and passionate artist. Currently living in Virginia. He loves to share his art with people, and wakes up everyday inspired to create something (whether it is painting, cooking, or drawing). He hopes his art will inspire people to see the beauty around them.
If you like his art, send him a tip! Venmo: @SamKenArt
Maggie Topel is an artist and writer living in Philadelphia. She designed our seasonal Wild Greens logo and social media avatar.