Scratch: Splice // Fall 2019

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THE TEAM Editor-in-Chief

Samantha Kuo

Managing Director Frankie Mananzan Secretary Libba McCraw Treasurer Ellie Westermann

Creative Director Ian MacPherson

Layout Editors

Content Director Claire Snyder

Submission Editors Sarah Beam Kalista Diamantopoulos Mimi Waller Alyce Yang

Nicole Dobbins Hana Qureshi Hana Suliman Copy Editors

Design Editors Tristan Liu Selma Nouri Ashby Poindexter

Dana Drogin Lily Menzin SooYun Byeon

Marketing Director Brand Developer Social Media Manager Marketing Team

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Whitney Burke Marina Gianakopoulos Caroline McCraw Emma Marsh Ann Ross Westerman


EDITORIAL NOTE This edition’s theme is Splice. As you flip through the issue and experience the wonderful work we have in-store for you, you will see how our artists have engaged the word with their creation. One year into our life as a publication, this theme seems fitting. Considering that one of Scratch’s missions is to unite and bring together creative minds on grounds, we hope we have done justice in “interweaving” the different works, stories and talents underrepresented in our university community and “splicing” together a picture of who we are. This is my last issue as the Editor-In-Chief of Scratch. I remember when Scratch began: we were a small group of students who met wherever space was available. We printed each copy ourselves and binded every single one of them with the cheapest stapler you could find. I would have never imagined how quickly we’d grow: only a year later, Scratch has seen much success with multiple partnerships, including hosting our first event at the Fralin museum. This idea that I had during my second year has not only come to life but has grown in unimaginable ways. Furthermore, to have seen its success and to have been supported by fellow students, organizations and professors, I can rest easy and honestly say that I look forward to the places that Scratch will go. It’s been a great privilege serving as Editor-in-Chief of this zine. I am glad to have created a community that invites creative voices to flourish and share their stories with others, and I cannot wait to see the great things that the next Editor-in-Chief will achieve. It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye.

Samantha Kuo, Founder / Editor-in-Chief 3


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Braiding - Isabella Padilla Decay - Hana Suliman

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Perspective - Elizabeth Armistead

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Torn - Raneem Tarfa

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Philly Quad - Justin Hennessey

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Consumption - Adrienne Atkins

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Consumption (cont.) - Adrienne Atkins

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Busy Wires - Lazuli Cristol

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Photograph of a Scream - Lazuli Cristol

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Duo - Hana Suliman

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Suffocating - Hana Suliman

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Passing - Cameron Balish

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Passing (cont.) - Cameron Balish

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Druid Solstice - Justin Hennessey

Mainframe - Justin Hennessey

Metamorphosis - Kalista Diamantopoulos

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Flutter - Kalista Diamantopoulos

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Static - SooYun Byeon

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Solo - SooYun Byeon

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Jellyfish - Nicole Dobbins

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Telephone Pole - Nicole Dobbins

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The Journey Afar - Alyce Yang

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Unnamed - Lily Mezin

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Spring Playlist - WXTJ

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Braiding Isabella Padilla Charcoal on Paper 24” x 36” This piece depicts a girl braiding her hair, and relates to the idea of the splice as the hair strands are being overlapped and intertwined into each other. This drawing is a part of a larger collection of drawings of hair, studying how hair can be expressive of mood and personality. In this piece, the acting of braiding her own hair shows a sense of calmness and self-care as the pieces of the hair are routinely and strategically weaved into place.

Perspective

Elizabeth Armistead Micron Pen and Colored Pencil 24” x 36” 6

The idea has to do with perspective and a splicing of perspectives from our present and then looking back on a decision.


Decay

Photograph

Hana Suliman

By taking photos of the array of plants surrounding the UVA gardens and reconstructing them in a collage, rejoining and rearranging them makes a new piece.

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Philly Quad Justin Hennessey Photography

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Torn Raneem Tarfa Colored Pencil, ink, newspaper modeling ink

Social connections are easily spliced and easily torn apart. 9


Consumption

Consumption

Adrienne Atkins/ 30" x 22" Adrienne Atkins/ 30" x 22" Mixed Media collage and gouache) Mixed Media collage and gouache)

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This work embodies the word splice, as it is a collage of magazine This work embodies the word splice, as it is a collage of magazine cut-outs, arranged in a way to question the viewer's associations with cut-outs, arranged in a way to question the viewer's associations with them. In these two pieces, I critique the capitalism and classism in them. In these two pieces, I critique the capitalism and classism in American society, as we celebrate the same consumption that harms us American society, as we celebrate the same consumption that harms us through greed, narcissism, and environmental impact. through greed, narcissism, and environmental impact.

The Ugures are arranged in an assembly-line fashion with hands assisting The Ugures are arranged in an assembly-line fashion with hands assisting from outside of the frame, refecting how capitalist society shapes people from outside of the frame, refecting how capitalist society shapes people to become consumers. The collage has a crown-like conUguration to to become consumers. The collage has a crown-like conUguration to represent celebration of material goods. represent celebration of material goods.

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Busy Wires Busy Wires Lazuli Cristol / Digital photography Lazuli Cristol / Digital photography

The The birds, fying and and sitting, are connected by the birds, fying sitting, are connected by the wires, which all intersect at the polepole wires, which all intersect at telephone the telephone

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Photograph of of a Stream Photograph a Stream Lazuli Cristol / Digital photography Lazuli Cristol / Digital photography

The The patterns on the of polluted water is interrupted patterns on surface the surface of polluted water is interrupted yet connected by the stretching diagonally down the the yet connected by line the line stretching diagonally down center centerÂ

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Duo Hana Suliman Graphic Design As a monochromatic design, the lines that create the forms of the subjects become the main focus.

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Suffocating Hana Suliman Graphic Design

The colorless strand of tape distinguishes itself from the dynamically colored subject as it weaves along their neck.

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Passing Cameron Balish

It was straight out of that National Geographic magazine that gathered dust under my bed. Green and orange and red feathers that jumped right out of the page and perched on my hand, peering at me with beady eyes. When they discovered it was broken, they took it behind the house, smashed it with a cold broken stone. Without hesitation, they took the air from its lungs and from mine. A broken stone smashing a broken body.

I was on the way to Baskin Robbins after school picking up a birthday cake for my dad 47 candles, that never got blown out because I was messing with the radio and didn’t see the brake lights before I felt the metal. I didn’t have a scratch, but my old Land Rover Discovery had enough to go to the shop and never return. A car full of firsts turned into scrap metal.

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He was named after Charlotte’s WebTempleton, a guinea pig living in the shadows of a rat. I still remember the squealing, soft high-pitched whines echoing from my small bedroom. I ran up the stairs to find the dog’s mouth full of fur and my very first pet, laying limp on the floor. CPR was performed and measures were taken and we buried him in a shoebox deep in the woods.

There’s an old picture of her deep in a book Labeled on the back- Cameron’s puppy. Who cleaned up the food under my chair, and slept in the empty fireplace and ran away any chance she got Until her bones turned to dust and her urine to blood I would lean through the railing every night To watch my dad inject her veins with whatever might take away the pain, not enough to keep her there.

It was two months ago today, the 18th of August. At first, I couldn’t cry. My eyes refused to well up with tears and all I could think of was how he had remembered my birthday. I couldn’t remember his- 19 years and I hadn’t bothered to recall But I cried- I cried on the drive and I cried at the service and I cried when I looked at the tears on the face of the unbreakable boy to my right who wept and squeezed my hand February 7th, I couldn’t forget if I tried.

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Druid Solstice Justin Hennessey

Photograph Photo of the descendent of Arthur of druid religion during the summer solstice at Stonehenge

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Mainframe Justin Hennessey Photograph Radio writing untit from the 1970s

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Metamorphosis Kalista Diamantopoulos Marker and micron pen These pieces relate to the theme of splice by interweaving human and botanical elements.

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Flutter Kalista Diamantopoulos Marker and Gouache

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Static SooYun Byeon Micron pen

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Solo

SooYun Byeon India ink and pen These drawings reflect various and often clashing elements of the self. The red drawing explores how frustration can be split amongst different synesthetic experiences. The ink drawing represents the multifaceted aspects to an individual and the nuance behind personal energy.

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I interpreted splice as how subjects intersect with one another. In both of my pieces there is a literal division, lines are dividing space and intersecting throughout the plane. The idea of how man and nature come together to create a new spliced landscape is also reflected. We cut through forests laying telephone wires to combine natural and created elements. The jellyfish has been taken out of its natural habitat to live in an artificial one, in a way the pieces are inverses of each other.

Jellyfish Nicole Dobbins Photograph

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Telephone Pole Nicole Dobbins Photograph

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The Journey Afar

Alyce Yang Acrylic

The Journey Afar is a piece I created after hearing my refugee friend share his feelings of fear as he fled from Syria to America. It’s the splicing of the past and the present: the family members he left behind in his country and the uncertainty of life in a new one. His day-to-day life in the present is the melding of his homeland memories and the prospects of his future. 26


Unnamed

Lily Menzin Pen

This piece explores how curves and swirls interact and maintain agency within rigid confinement. Through the piece’s incorporation of these elements, the way the lines and curves compliment each other, and creation of a pattern, this piece splices the systematic and organic.

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