The Artist



  1. an indentation or mark left on a surface or soft substance by pressure

The tar-like ink glopped onto the slick surface began to be rolled out in a repetitive manor. The noise, satisfying like a steady beat of a dusty vinyl before the track begins. 


Contact is made. Staining the wood atop the final most intricate design, the ink is spread. 


A woman appears tangled in her own thoughts criticized by only her other half. She’s registered, realigned, and smothered, only to emerge in a unique perfection.

One of six. Each displaying her own fateful imperfections in printed form. Exposing the beauty that callouses can create. 

The artist.