J. PAIGE HEINEN
Tale of Ariadne
Melodramas From the Posh Impoverished
An illustrator with a kink for ink.
Currently cooking up a comic.
Savannah LeCornu works mostly in formline which is an art form used by the Alaskan Native tribes such as Tsimshian, Tlingit, and Haida. She spends a lot of time trying to bring her own unique style to these traditional forms while doing her part to keep them around. Her goal is to create art that is accessible to the community, stays close to her roots, and highlights things that were/are important to the indigenous tribes of this land.
They say that the courage to create is the foundation of all courage: in this, Thayne is fearless. He’s less an alchemist -who stands outside the process- than the crucible itself, from which a marvel of creation comes again and again. Or maybe he’s the phoenix, that bird originating -like Thayne- in a desert, and rising artistically from the ashes of what he’s already done, reinventing himself in fire, with all the heat and risk that suggests. Like Whitman, Thayne understands how to ‘sing the body electric.’ He encounters life with intensity, through writing and multimedia storytelling; filming; painting and design; music-making and music production. However, the creative process is never just a question of fire: to make an idea manifest in the world requires effort and the discipline of craft. Thayne’s dedication is remarkable. He takes into himself the raw materials of encounter -words, nightmares, windmills- even human breath- and discovers there an art that’s alive -almost fierce- with darkness and exuberance. His work brings us the flame.
the male hoax
Kyle Parker is a self taught illustrator originally from Detroit, Michigan but currently resides in Chicago, IL. His inspiration draws from everyday life but through a LGBTQ+ lense. He uses materials that are easily available, and therefore refers to his work as “queer Folkart.”