By Sandra Tyler, Editor-in-Chief
Happy June! Highlights of WTP delights you may have missed: Interview with Brianna Baurichter about her sweeping and deeply evocative charcoal drawings; video of Holly Wong’s diaphanous and thoughtful installations works (both who appear in our Vol. V#4 issue); contributing editor Richard Gilbert’s insightful post on how making art can also apply to prose, and Erin Wood on her experience of editing her anthology—see WTP February issue to read her moving and eloquent piece not only about her own scars, both physical and emotional, but those of her daughter’s.
We also happen to have been featuring some interesting film photographers, each unique in their approaches to the manipulation of exposures. In the May issue, you’ll see Mara Elizabeth’s poetic double exposure images, and Leah Oates’s multiple-exposure photographs, ones even displayed at the 42nd Street and 6th Avenue station below Bryant Park in NYC. “I work with multiple exposures on film to get a more accurate record of how we remember time transpiring,” Oates explains in our WTP interview, “which is not frozen into a single moment but more nuanced and layered.”
Then there are our website reviews: Richard Malinsky explores the site and works of another noteworthy photographer, Antigone Kourakou: “Her style is diametrically opposed to the more literal interpretation of point-and-shoot photography, where the photographer is apt to happen upon a subject or scene and employ more of technical manipulation of the image. Kourakou’s images seem to be more about theme than the original subjects themselves—she becomes the author of her content.” In Malinsky’s review of Tatiana L. Sougakova’s website, he notes her fascinating nonlinear path as an artist, how her works have changed direction during her career, beginning with a childhood fascination with stained-glass.
In this month’s issue, Vol. V #5, we span quite the gamut, from the unique collaged photography of Brut Carniollus and paintings of surrealist artist Jean Eng, to Aga Gzyl’s works of actual silicone. Interspersed are some gorgeous literary works such Elizabeth Stott’s quiet but compelling story “The Perfect Diver”; and a first for us, a pairing of an artist’s works with her poetry, in this instance, of Jacqueline Dee Parker.
DO please continue to share our WTP Prose and Painting contests. Deadline is July 31! Remember, any submissions will be considered on a rolling basis for the magazine as well, so it’s worth a shot at both, if you would like to enter to win a week-long retreat in the legendary Hamptons. And as I wrote in last month’s roundup, this prize is one very personal to me.
The sun is finally out today after a very chilly and cloudy spring, so hope it is out where you are too. Best to you all, as summer approaches.