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a photography of Charles Burchfield's art studio, with an easel, a stool, and various storage areas



No. 31

This is an issue of weather and misinterpretation, and the unexpected patterns created by these natural forces.




Dorothy Liebes

Dorothy Liebes



Atmospheric Reentry

What would it feel like to wear a cloud.

Maiko Takeda



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A Lot of Good It Does Being in the Underworld

It's not damnation that sends you there. It's the instinct for return.

Corinna Vallianatos



The Funeral

He wanted to be held together by people who had known the shape of him as a child.

Mahreen Sohail

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