a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Dimensions: 8.25 inches by 10.5 inches
Materials: Paper and paste (including map, photograph, paper tape), puzzle pieces, oils and watercolor
I like edges and I like things that already exist and just need work and I like building things and I like composition, patterns, palettes, visual rhythms. The right combos make me happy or relaxed or amused. I try to create collages that make me happy or relaxed or amused. I used to rehab houses and found that was a nice physical outlet, but I’m too tired for that anymore so I make collages to take me out of my head and put me down on a flat palette. I try not to get ahead of the intent of any piece. It’ll tell me when it’s ready. That would be the limits of my aesthetics: out, down, wait, feel.
C. R. Resetarits is a writer and collagist. She has had writing recently in Chattahoochee Review and December; out now in Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft and Conversations (Tupelo Press); out soon in Southern Humanities Review and Modern Language Review. Her collages have appeared in Midway and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and will soon be featured in Genre: Urban Arts and Sonder Review. She lives in Faulkner-riddled Oxford, Mississippi.