Synkroniciti is thrilled to announce the winner of our “transcend” issue cover contest, Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier, an indigenous visual artist, writer and photographer residing in Stittsville, Ontario, Canada. The piece is called “Stars” and it evokes a sense of childlike wonder and whimsy, even as it hints at the complexity of humankind’s relationship to nature and space. Resembling a timelapse photograph full of motion and light, this digital artwork draws the eye and tweaks the mind. We can’t quite be certain if these astronauts are hanging or capturing the North Star, famous as a guide for navigation. In even our best moments, when we are striving and reaching for transcendence, humans have a tendency to possess and take rather than acknowledge our dependence on the universe, which ultimately possesses us. We are the universe’s children.
Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier is a Canadian indigenous photographer and visual artist. The stars aligned and her determination to be published in Synkroniciti rewarded her with their cover. Finally! When she’s not walking her Siberian Husky under the Northern Lights, she designs with Art of Where. Her other covers include: The Feeel Magazine, Doubleback Review, Arachne Press, Pretty Owl Poetry, Wild Musette, Existere Journal, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Gigantic Sequins and Ottawa Arts Journal, among others. Karen has also been featured in Vox Popular Media Arts Festival, Bracken Magazine, Zoetic Press, New Feathers Anthology, Maintenant 15, Parliament Lit, Pure in Heart Stories to name but a few. A small leap of faith to submit her work often surpasses her expectations. Visit Karen’s website www.kcbgphoto.com for more.