Fourth Quarter 2013



Issue Details:

Mara Adamitz Scrupe is the cover artist for the October 2013 issue. Traversing Reverse Rivers was a temporary installation of 1000 bright yellow fallout shelter water storage bags filled with river water. More of Mara’s work can be seen here:

Christine Kelly’s poetry is paired with Carmelle Safdie’s images. Carmelle’s Color Options for April 24, 2013, was created using soft pastel, oil pastel and rubbing wax on newsprint mounted onto paper. Carmelle’s Leaf Motif 6 is soft pastel on newsprint mounted onto paper. More of Carmelle’s work can be seen here:

Eléna Rivera’s poetry is paired with Beili Liu’s drawings from her Wind Drawings Series, Aerophyte #1,2, &3, which are Sumi ink on birch panels. More of Beili’s work can be seen here: More of Eléna’s work can be found here: and here:

Joelle Biele’s writing is paired with Mara Adamitz Scrupe’s artworks. Mara’s Sanctuary was a project composed of three life-size hand-cast resin mountain lions, illuminated via an artist-designed solar power system. The installation was commissioned by the Norfolk Botanical Garden in 1997 and responds to the plight of mountain lions, an important native American predator listed as either threatened or endangered throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The loss of mountain lions, grizzly bears, and wolves has significantly altered the balance of our natural environment creating an over-abundance of deer and other ungulates. In turn, these animals, lacking a natural braking system on their populations, tend to over-browse habitats and threaten or destroy native plants and ecosystems. Mara’s Traversing Reverse Riverswas a temporary installation of 1000 bright yellow fallout shelter water storage bags filled with river water, installed in 1996 along an abandoned roadbed adjacent to the Hudson River. Illumination at night via low-voltage lighting installed beneath the water bags created an illusion of glowing stepping stones in a flowing river. Electricity was provided by an artist-designed solar power system considered an integral visual and conceptual aspect of the overall project. Traversing Reverse Rivers attempts to bring the river up on the land, commenting on the immensity and power of the Hudson River and the relative futility of our efforts to change or control it. More of Mara’s work can be seen here: The photographs of Mara’s installations were taken by Daniel J. Holm. More of Joelle’s poetry can be found here:


Joelle Biele has never mastered the cartwheel.

Christine Kelly was born on a new moon and can dance like James Brown.

Eléna Rivera was born in Mexico City and spent her childhood in Paris.

In 2005 Carmelle Safdie wrote and performed a Black Sabbath parody song called “Tired Man.”

Mara Adamitz Scrupe has played the accordion since she was four years old.


Christine Kelly

Featuring Images by

Carmelle Safdie


text © copyright Christine Kelly and images © copyright Carmelle Safdie, 2013


Eléna Rivera

Featuring Images by

Beili Liu


text © copyright Eléna Rivera and images © copyright Bieli Liu, 2013

divideline Joelle Biele

Featuring Images by

Mara Scrupe


text © copyright Joelle Biele and images © copyright Mara Scrupe & Daniel J. Holm., 2013



Issue Details:

Jenny Hager is the cover artist for the November 2013 issue. “Dark” is mixed media on canvas, and is part of her “Ebon Flow” series. More of Jenny’s work can be seen here:

Natania Rosenfeld’s poetry is paired with Jenny Hager’s mixed media series “Ebon Flow.” Natania’s poems were written in response to Jenny’s paintings, and the poems and paintings share the same names. More of Jenny’s work can be seen here:

Ellen McGrath Smith’s poetry is paired with Jane Hyland’s oil painting “Christ I have the patience of a saint, but I’m no angel, no I ain’t.” Ellen’s poem of the same title was inspired by Jane’s painting.’

Emily Brandt’s series “The Structure of Movement” is an erasure of John Keats’ letters combined with images from a vintage urban architecture book. The images were cut so that words from Keats’ letters would appear from behind the surface of the image. Keats’ letters came from The Selected Letters of John Keats, ed. Lionel Trilling, 1951, Farrar, Straus and Young: New York, and the images came from The Freeway in the City, The Urban Advisors to the Federal Highway Administrator, 1968, U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, D.C.


Emily Brandt‘s record for running the perimeter of her childhood home is 19 seconds.

Jenny Hager once spent a summer detassling corn in the town that Natania Rosenfeld now resides in.

Jane Hyland trained as a classical and modern ballet dancer at the Australian National Theatre and was a member of the Australian Contemporary Dance Theatre, in Melbourne, Australia.

Natania Rosenfeld ate a whole wax pepper in Budapest in 1968 and never forgot it.

Ellen McGrath Smith can dislocate her hips on demand and is a devoted yogini.


Natania Rosenfeld

featuring images by

Jenny Hager



text © copyright Natania Rosenfeld and images © copyright Jenny Hager, 2013

divideline Ellen McGrath Smith

featuring images by

Jane Hyland


text © copyright Ellen McGrath Smith and images © copyright Jane Hyland, 2013

divideline Emily Brandt


© copyright Emily Brandt 2013




Issue Details:

Michelle Firment Reid is the cover artist for the December 2013 issue. Avalanche of You is mixed media on canvas, and is part of her Thought Fields series. More of Michelle’s work can be seen here:

Gabriella T. Rieger’s poetry is paired with Rosemary Starace’s paintings from her Boats series. Rosemary’s Boats are paintings on paper that were coaxed out of discarded and forgotten fragments piled up in her studio. The impulse to make them came from a dream that invited her to step into a boat and take to the water. The entire series can be seen here: and further examples of her art and writing can be seen here: More of Gabriella’s poetry can be found here: and here:

Katie Green’s poetry is paired with images from Michelle Firment Reid’s Thought Fields series. Featured images are: Transcendence of Thought, Journey, Set Aflame In Winter, and Brutally Beautiful, all mixed media on canvas. More of Michelle’s work can be seen here:   Her works are inspired by her continued interest in the fate and transition of thought while she discovers new ways to show the relationship between thoughts, the natural world and art.  Michelle’s words on her “Thought Fields” series can be viewed on her artist blog here:

Holly Simonsen’s poetry is paired with Jeri Coppola’s images. Jeri’s For You was created with ink jet prints, string, tea and a found object.Untitled is a Baequerel daguerreotype. Unfinished Water is toned gelatin silver prints and silver ink and Treading Water is toned gelatin silver prints. More of Jeri’s work can be seen here:


Jeri Coppola once had a three day freelance job chewing gum.

Katie Green used to be a dentist.

Michelle Firment Reid is left-handed, and when a child believed the arched backs of dead dinosaurs beneath hills is what made them rolling.

Gabriella T. Rieger used to flatten quarters on the tracks of the Hudson River line.

Holly Simonsen loves to visit old time candy shoppes. A self-declared candy aficionado, her favorite vintage candies are Mary Janes, Chick-o-sticks, and Coconut Long Boys.

Rosemary Starace likes to drift through lake shallows in quiet boats, and study the round nests of the Sunnies. When she was ten, she swam to an island.


Gabriella T. Rieger

featuring images by

Rosemary Starace


text © copyright Gabriella T. Rieger and images © copyright Rosemary Starace, 2013

divideline Katie Green

featuring images by

Michelle Firment Reid


text © copyright Katie Green and images © copyright Michelle Firment Reid, 2013

divideline Holly Simonsen

featuring images by

Jeri Coppola


text © copyright Holly Simonsen and images © copyright Jeri Coppola, 2013

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