Volume 2018 Parnassus

Letter from the Editor

The space between invites us to the threshold of what we are and what we are not. It is a border country of what is, what was, and what might be. This is where both the familiar and unknown come together, where we cross the boundary of ourselves, and where transformation is possible. This is where art is made.

The pieces selected for this issue meet us in the act of beholding. In look we are seen. In seeking to understand, we find ourselves understood. I would like to extend my thanks to the students whose vulnerability and profound reflections on human experience have closed the distance between and taken us beyond ourselves.

I was blessed with an editorial staff fiercely dedicated to finding honest art—the kind that sees into us. They took the time to appreciate and consider each work that passed through their hands with a reverence for all the voices of our creative community. It was a joy to work with a group of people so thoughtful, passionate, and frequently silly. I especially want to thank our designer, Megan Herrema, whose dedication, creativity, and attention to detail has served the work well. Her support and friendship have been essential to me through the process of creating this journal.

Being editor of Parnassus is perhaps one of the most rewarding experiences one can have at Taylor, mostly because of the privilege of working with Dr. Housholder. Thank you for your lessons in life and leadership, as well as art and story.

Lastly, dear reader, thank you for taking the time to engage with our art—look and be seen, to know and be known, and perhaps, to be transformed.

Full Issue


Kaylen Dwyer
Megan Herrema
Evelyn Allee
Hillary Foreman
Hannah-Kate Fox
Alex Francis
Josh Henreckson
Samantha Hurst
Katie Klingstedt
Brecken Mumford
Grace Seeman
Caroline Shapley
Mary Helen Thompson
Dr. Aaron Housholder


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