Mawi Sonna met with Rachel Hermes to discuss art, the “artistic process,” and Rachel’s etching “Overcome,” which was published in the previous edition of Live Ideas. Below is the an edited transcript of their interview.
The first edition of Live Ideas: Undergraduate Primary Texts Journal was published on Friday, February 15th! It includes artwork, short stories, poetry, short essays, and longer articles and reviews!
A female form is encapsulated by vegetation in a languid yet stoic position. Nature is used to indicate the suffocating feeling caused by the many stressors of modern social life. The image represents the emotional toll of living in a technological world of ceaseless information which is often morally challenging and psychologically draining, and how there is no easy reprieve without embracing apathy.