Artwork by Nathan Bell and a Poem by Riley Sanchez




Poetry, Prose


 


Work by Nathan Bell, 2017. Credit: Katherine Sheehan.
Ink on paper works by Nathan Bell, 2017. Credit: Katherine Sheehan.

 

Nathan Bell, 2017. Credit: Katherine Sheehan.
Nathan Bell and works, 2017. Credit: Katherine Sheehan.

 

Nathan Bell‘s work will be featured in “Twenty-one: Celebrating 21 Years of Subliminal,” a large-scale salon style group show at Subliminal Projects in Echo Park, Los Angeles. The exhibit opens tomorrow June 3 and will feature mixed media work from over 50 artists.

“The driving principle of Subliminal Projects is that art should be accessible to everyone and that art can come from many different perspectives and cultural niches. Good art is good art, whether it’s done on an album cover, a skateboard, canvas, or found cardboard.” – Shepard Fairey.

 

Work by Nathan Bell, 2017. Credit: Katherine Sheehan.
Ink on paper works by Nathan Bell, 2017. Credit: Katherine Sheehan.

 

VBS by Riley Sanchez

 

Stuff those vodka bottles in various cracks in your small Brooklyn apartment, hoping that your roommate won’t find them. But you run out of cracks.

Make some mulligatawny soup.

Wash the bottles.

Fill the bottles with soup.

Get some large Avery labels and color ink for the printer and repurpose the bottles for sale at the farmer’s market as VBS. Vodka bottle soup.

Better: hand-lettering.

It’s quite possible to be a hit with fashionable chefs, young professionals, and/or churchgoers who think that the acronym stands for Vacation Bible School.

Set up a stand at the farmer’s market.

Sell out.

Drink again.

 

Riley Sanchez is a poet in Queens, New York. This is her first published work.