The piece of art that we’ve selected for Issue 02 comes from Fabrice Poussin, who teaches French and English at Shorter University, and is an author of novels and poetry, with work appearing in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes and dozens of other magazines. As a photographer, he has had his photography published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review alongside other publications.
When we asked him about this work, he named it Destiny. What he says later is quite this:
Monument Valley, Utah.
Utah is a place little boys dream of when they recall the old John Wayne westerns, and so many others. The American West, the frontier, the dream of the constant explorer are some of the ideas I seek in our amazing landscapes. The road leads, it seems far away, to a land of imagination where anything can and will happen. The aim of such photography is also to stress the limitlessness of the land. It seems to never end, and to always invite us to take one more step into the unknown, to find out more about who we are, about what it is, and so become more complete, to better understand the universe in which we live. That done, I believe it is the responsibility of the “artist” to share his or her view, and to make it possible for others to vicariously, if not for themselves, experience the same sense of awe.