Artwork By Emily Stedman

Born in New York City, Emily Stedman’s family moved to France when she was in first grade. She currently lives in New York City and is represented at NOHO/M55 Gallery. Her colorful watercolor paintings explore imagined and actual narratives in the world around her. Links: emilystedman.com Instagram: @nepperhan_watercolors facebook.com/emily.stedman

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The King’s Pirouette By Jaden Fong

Just to the left of the dying lavender,there is a castle of a web, fit fornothing short of a king. That’sjust what I expect the spider is, too: a king.His galt is royal, regal, intentional.He spins crystalline twine day after nightafter day, laying each ivory wing to his thronecarefully, one after another. I suspectthat he…

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Art By Maddie Bartley

*Click on photo to enlarge Maddie Bartley was born in Louisville, KY and attended Murray State University for her BFA in printmaking. Earned her MFA at Syracuse University in 2016. Presently living in Buffalo, NY to focus on her freelance and studio practices. Visit madelinebartley.com or Instagram: @propagationprints

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This Is Within Me By Jack M. Freedman

Inspired by the TV series, This Is Us It startswith anervousbreakdownand endswith across countryroad trip. Do I remain drivento the point ofachieving anunreachableperfection… Or do I gorgeon my defenses? Do I holdmyself responsiblefor my lack of security? One that is:lostcharredexhausted. Could I findthat soulconnection? Addictionsmay one dayconsume me,but I willbe strong enoughto pull openthe lidsof…

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Landscape By Rock Martinez

Soft, lazy afternoons in quiet neighborhoods, where childrenPlay innocent games.Mothers watch, contented, idyllic lifeScenic pictures of another day in paradise. Large, comfortable homes perched on lofty hillsidesSit majestically, overlooking a sea of lightsAs late evening sneaks past crystal lakes.Soft light glows from bedroomsWhere children are tucked in to sleep, safe and secure. Street scenes, a…

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Paintings By Smita Sonthalia

Smita Sonthalia lives in London and has been practising art for 18 years, a contemporary artist. She draws inspiration from nature, spiritualism and women. Most of her paintings are mixed media and acrylic on canvas. She experiments with textures, layers, inks, lines, patterns in her works to create something different. Her paintings have been exhibited…

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Happy New Year By Ashley Wilson

Twenty-six. Twenty-seven.Twenty Twenty. Twenty Twenty-One.You’ve crossed the river Styxand have entered hell. Oh, how uneventful. How sad.Did you expect fireworks?With all that has happened,did you think it was over? A year older, you feel the same,only to realize it’s been over half a decadesince you’ve graduated (college that is).It’s getting harder to lose weight. Thankfully,…

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