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Poecology is an online literary journal that features writing about place, ecology and the environment. Our mission is to promote thought-provoking contemporary literature that contemplates human response to the environment. For more information, please visit www.poecology.org/the-journal.
Founder and Editor – Kristi Moos
Contributing Editor – Robert Ricardo Reese
Editorial Assistant – Brianna Anderson
Technical Assistant – Judson Wilson
Staff Writer – Sylvia Linsteadt
Issue 1 Cover Image
© Nikki Rosato
Couple: Boston, MA
Hand cut road map
14” x 11”
Nikki Rosato is a Boston-based artist currently pursuing her MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University.
Our physical bodies are beautiful structures full of detail, and they hold the stories that mold our lives. The lines on a road map are beautifully similar to the lines that cover the surface of the human body. In my work involving maps, as I remove the landmasses from the silhouetted individuals, I am further removing the figure’s identity, and what remains is a delicate skin-like structure. Through this process, specific individuals and locations become ambiguous and ephemeral, similar to the memories that they represent.
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