Alyson Provax is a Portland-based printmaker. She is interested in mundane experiences of boredom and anxiety. From 2009 to 2012 she tracked time that she felt was wasted, and memorialized certain wastes with 5x5" letterpress prints
As with any descent to the unconscious, there comes a time when one simply hopes for the best, pinches one’s nose, and jumps into the abyss. If this were not so, we would not have needed to create the words heroine, hero, or courage. -Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.
Josefina Vicens was a Mexican novelist, screenwriter and journalist. Although she only published two novels, she is regarded as a pillar of modern Mexican literature. El libro vacio (The Empty Book) was the first Mexican meta-literary novel, using the resources of the "Nouveau Roman". It was awarded the Xavier Villarrutia Prize in 1958. It has recently been selected by the National Commission of Mexico for UNESCO's Literature & Translation project. The empty book is related to the French atheist existentialism , published at the time when the literature of existentialism in Mexico was in vogue. From the male protagonist, José García raises questions about being Mexican. Some authors affirm that in their work women are presented according to the prototy...