The Purposeful Mayonnaise

June 4: Juliet Martin, Jenica Lodde, Anna Stark

Juliet Martin

Juliet Martin has a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University and a MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Art. For the past 9 years she has been a part of the fiber community, having solo shows including at Ivy Brown Gallery, New York City; Chashama, New York City; and Saori Kaikan Gallery, Osaka, Japan. Juliet sculpts fiber memoirs, combining weaving, writing, and illustration to tell her stories.

All four works (hand-woven and machine-made fabric, inkjet prints, fabric paint, 2021) are part of "You Make Me Uncomfortable" collection.

Run Away with My Heart
Put Your Foot in My Mouth 

You Give Me Hives 

Website:  Instagram: @remotelyjuliet


I don’t know what I want
or how to feel/name the world for me
sort through my memories/tell me
which ones to hold
and which ones to let fly/my time
is as amorphous as space/draw lines
and set up fences/talk over my thoughts
cobble my skittish imagination with good fences/blast your songs
through the rooms/explain my self
to me/put the keys to my car in your pocket/so I don’t let
my broken thinking carry me away from you/
load your tools into your truck
before the sun starts her day/tell me
I won’t find
anyone better. 

-by Jenica Lodde

Jenica Lodde is a writer and jewelry maker based in Scranton, PA.  Her poems have been published in Gravel, Third Wednesday, io, Word Fountain, River and South Review and others.  She has one poetry chapbook, Emotional States (Finishing Line Press. 2020), and a verse memoir scheduled for publication through City Limits sometime this year.  

Twitter: @JenicaLodde  Instagram: @JenicaLodde

Gummy Worms


Anna Stark

Anna is an emerging, self-taught artist based in the Twin Cities. She is a proud alumna of Perpich Center for Arts Education where she studied film and photography. She went on to graduate from Columbia College Chicago where she studied writing, drawing and marketing.

Anna is an oil painter that uses only non-toxic and solvent-free materials in order to paint indoors during long Minnesota winters.  When she's not at her easel, she's homeschooling her two children (4 and 7).  Her subjects are usually items she picks up from the grocery store and later consumed by her family.  

Instagram: @anna_stark_art

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