Everything is Blue.Had a great time at SPX, hugs to all the great artists I met!

Everything is Blue.
Had a great time at SPX, hugs to all the great artists I met!

Hand-binding zines for #spx

Hand-binding zines for #spx

Blue Horse Running
© Magdalena Szymaniec

Blue Horse Running

© Magdalena Szymaniec


Black Bones
 


Now-
If you slowly pick out the eye lashes, The hairs from the head from the hands from all over You will feel like you’re plucking out toothpicks from inside of a birthday cake. Those hairs and eye lashes would rather flutter in the dusty air Than mark its grounds on that body.
If you slowly peel out the skins, They won’t resist, They would rather decay in fragments than give shape to those insides.
If you unlock the hinges of the bones black and hard They will come off like clockwork Like clockwork whose purpose Is to come off. Click, clack, clomp. Those black bones would rather pile themselves in masses with others Than give a frame to that faltering, sour, dilute air.
the once loyal soldiers of hairs, the once resilient armors of skin, the once forgiving bones that held it Have had it now. Pluck them out, peel them out, unlock them.
They will be happy.
A poem by Irina GiriIllustration by © Magdalena Szymaniec
Black Bones
 

Now-

If you slowly pick out the eye lashes, 
The hairs 
from the head 
from the hands 
from all over 
You will feel like you’re plucking out toothpicks from inside of a birthday cake. 
Those hairs and eye lashes would rather flutter in the dusty air 
Than mark its grounds on that body.

If you slowly peel out the skins, 
They won’t resist, 
They would rather decay in fragments 
than give shape 
to those insides.

If you unlock the hinges of the bones 
black and hard 
They will come off like clockwork 
Like clockwork whose purpose 
Is to come off. 
Click, clack, clomp. 
Those black bones would rather pile themselves in masses with others 
Than give a frame to that faltering, sour, dilute air.

the once loyal soldiers of hairs, the once resilient armors of skin, the once forgiving bones that held it 
Have had it now. 
Pluck them out, peel them out, unlock them.

They will be happy.

A poem by Irina Giri
Illustration by © Magdalena Szymaniec

My work was featured in Guardian!

I worked on a medieval-inspired wine label for Porter Family Vineyards, Napa, CA. Barre Azure is a Bordeaux blend incorporating the five traditional grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. 

Barre Azure (Blue Bars) refers to the coat of arms of Adam de Port, Porter’s family distant medieval relative. 

© Magdalena Szymaniec

Cuddle
While I was warm with mild guilt over wasting my time
While my hands, head and legs became puzzles that snugly fit together
A girl hung herself 
Air trapped in her lips
In her brittle, locked eyelids.

Illustration to a poem by Irina Giri by © Magdalena Szymaniec

Cuddle

While I was warm with mild guilt over wasting my time

While my hands, head and legs became puzzles that snugly fit together

A girl hung herself 

Air trapped in her lips

In her brittle, locked eyelids.

Illustration to a poem by Irina Giri by © Magdalena Szymaniec

From the Blue Sketchbook
© Magdalena Szymaniec

Rat, illustration to a poem by Irina Giri© Magdalena Szymaniec

Rat, illustration to a poem by Irina Giri
© Magdalena Szymaniec

Iris drawings, ink and watercolor on paper
© Magdalena Szymaniec

Sphinx Cat, a drawing I did for a RCAD Children Book collaboration. The theme was “Traveling Tube-sock” © Magdalena Szymaniec

Sphinx Cat, a drawing I did for a RCAD Children Book collaboration. The theme was “Traveling Tube-sock” 
© Magdalena Szymaniec

Abigail and Hannibal© Magdalena Szymaniec

Abigail and Hannibal
© Magdalena Szymaniec

Hannibal à la Saint Sebastian© Magdalena Szymaniec

Hannibal à la Saint Sebastian
© Magdalena Szymaniec

Reusing my old drawings to create a repeating pattern, getting ready for the Valley Forge Competition.
© Magdalena Szymaniec

Tiger, watercolor, acrylic, ink and pencil.© Magdalena Szymaniec

Tiger, watercolor, acrylic, ink and pencil.
© Magdalena Szymaniec

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