The Woven Tale Press: a Magazine for Writing and the Visual Arts
The WTP magazine is published ten times a year. It is a true hybrid of noteworthy writing and visual arts — at once a fine art magazine and literary journal. We regularly feature a rich and resonate roster of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and the visual arts, by both established and emerging writers and artists. Keep up with the latest: cutting-edge literary and fine art from across the world.
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Enjoy an eclectic mix of the literary, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, drawing, the innovative and the offbeat. The Woven Tale Press mission is to grow the online presence of noteworthy writers, photographers, and artists. Most contributors are credited with interactive urls back to their websites. If we discover an artist via a gallery, we will link back to the gallery’s website as well.
You must register to view the current digital publication. This month in WTP: eye-popping optical art, a bluejay who stole the moon, identity and perceptions, and so much more.
Noelle Sickels, WTP Third Place Literary winner, is the author of the memoir-biography, Searching for Armando, and the historical novels Walking West, The Shopkeeper’s Wife, The Medium, and Out of Love, all set in different eras.
“In my approach two roads are taken: a natural, Hudson River School path of light and drama-filled grandeur that encounters energetic animated gestures, muscular surfaces, and bold strokes familiar in Abstract Expressionism. Beneath numerous glazes and opalescent layers swaths of paint dash about this stage and often emerge from the lower depths of which there are many levels. Freezing the action allows a probing slow-motion breakdown of the components that comprise the canvas. Think of a frozen lake: leaves, twigs, nuts, fish are all suspended in ice at different depths and angles. Piercing the surface, thick islets of paint interrupt a placid color field and create vast non-linear perspective from the root to the fruit of the gesture. Tension is created by the juxtaposition of animated bursts of paint with the slow contemplative layering found in paintings of the Hudson River School. The invitation to explore this amber-like world is now extended. Sometimes the brush is mightier than the pen.”
— Andrei Petrov
From the Beginning
oil on canvas
39 1/2” x 39 1/2”
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