Knotted willows eye a ladybug soliloquizing atop fence post ledges, Juliet balconies, lamented by recurrent doves, unperturbed as the branches make room for the noose.
Nola Iwasaki currently lives and writes in Oregon and is an MFA candidate at Oregon State University.
Faded Youth from the Urban Allegory series
TJ Norris is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist based in Fort Worth, TX. He studied at Massachusetts College of Art and NSCAD (Halifax). His work has been shown internationally at several museums, universities and other institutions. Norris’ work explores the social complexities of the urban environment. Examples of his work are held in international private collections, and in the Vanhaerents Art Collection (Belgium), Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fuller Museum of Art, the Museum de la Cuidad, Harvard University, Nike, and RACC’s Visual Chronicle Collection. Norris’ 1st monograph “Shooting Blanks” (2008-2013) was published in 2018. More: www.tjnorrisart.com