a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
I am creating a series of paintings about my Spirit Animal the Red Fox to talk about the inherent wisdom that the natural world offers us. To me, to be wild is not to be rowdy or lawless, it means to bathe in the spiritual wisdom and love that nature offers all of us. The Red Fox is the wild side of my spirit and through these paintings I am channeling the empowering wisdom it wants to share with the world. –Allester Vinteers
Allester Vinteers is an artist and a first-generation university student from a family of immigrants. He is a senior at the University of North Texas in the College of Visual Arts and Design. His work is in the Tarrant County College permanent collection. In 2017, he was awarded first place in painting at the Carillion Art Gallery’s annual student art show juried by Sarah Jayne Parsons, Director and Curator of The Galleries at Texas Christian University. He has studied under international muralist Jo Dufo since 2010, participating in nationally-awarded community mural projects.