Please join us in welcoming back Boston area writer and photographer Kelly DuMar. Synkroniciti’s “Wild” issue features three photographs, images found in winter ice, water arrested on its way to the Charles River. “Winter Arch,” “universe of now” and “Her Swim” are gorgeous abstract musings that inspire the imagination, monochromatic in hue but varied in texture and composition as the ice gives clues as to how it formed. Kelly wrote a delightful introduction to the set and I quote her here:
“There are so many times I tread the path of quite crispy brown fallen leaves, and the hardwoods are broken and blank in the wetlands and brook. Patience, my better mind says. Because, always, the weather whips up change and transforms the easel of water, soil and sky. Then, it’s as if the landscape calls me to see something new.
Or, is it my psyche, seeing something new, inspiring the landscape? This is how finding ice images thrills me. What will the ice allow me—give me—to see that will enchant me or reflect something my spirit is longing to know? The brook, the river, the wetlands, even a meadow puddle—these are places where I find spontaneous art and renewed imagination.”
Order your copy of “Wild” to experience Kelly’s insightful images and read more about her process and need for nature’s wildness: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/purchase-individual-issues/.
Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright and workshop facilitator from Boston. She’s author of four poetry chapbooks, including jinx and heavenly calling, published by Lily Poetry Review Books in March 2023. Kelly’s poems and photos are published in a variety of literary journals. She teaches creative writing and runs Play Labs for the International Women’s Writing Guild and the Transformative Language Arts Network. Kelly produces the Featured Open Mic for the Journal of Expressive Writing.