Sea – #4, _ Quarterly

If you pre-order the fourth issue of _ Quarterly you’ll also get the first three issues of _ Quarterly, bringing the final cost to only $2.50 per issue!

Coming in mid January 2010, available for pre-order on and now.


Sea #4, _ Quarterly

There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath; like those fabled undulations of the Ephesian sod over the buried Evangelist St. John. And meet it is, that over these sea-pastures, wide-rolling watery prairies and Potters’ Fields of all four continents, the waves should rise and fall, and ebb and flow unceasingly; for here, millions of mixed shades and shadows, drowned dreams, somnambulisms, reveries; all that we call lives and souls, lie dreaming, dreaming, still; tossing like slumberers in their beds; the ever-rolling waves but made so by their restlessness.

-Herman Melville, Moby Dick; or, The Whale

The fourth issue of _ Quarterly revolves around the idea of the Sea. Featuring the work of artists Ruth van Beek, Noel Boyt, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Mårten Lange, and David Schoerner, each of these artists presents works focusing around ideas of vastness, mystery, nostalgia, and nautical exploration. Paired with classic literature, this issue compares and contrasts the many notions of the sea; ranging from literal interpretations to more abstract representations of the ideas surrounding large expanses of water.

_ Quarterly is an experimental publication focused on the visual and literary arts. Each issue is created according to a different theme which the participants are asked to respond. The mission of _ Quarterly is the presentation of issues that relate to our lives in a manner that is conducive to communal artistic interest, culminating in a final form available to as many willing minds as can be.

This issue, a large full color newsprint printed object, limited to 1000, marks our first year of existence and has been masterfully guest edited by Grant Willing.

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