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Create! Magazine Issue #36


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170 pages

Glossy interior paper and cover

Printed in Rhode Island, USA

Ships from Pennsylvania, USA



Photography by David Sykes.

Textile art by Jessica Dance.


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Welcome to issue #36!


Food can seem like such a simple thing, but our relationship to it can drastically differ from one person to the next. Food can be a site for building community, as we often gather around a good meal with family and friends to celebrate. Food can be a way of honoring our history and culture by passing down a recipe for generations. Food can create joy by awakening our senses or can cause struggle with the power it has over us. 

In this issue, we explore the topic of food and deliciousness through the eyes of seven artists. I spoke with life coach, artist and designer Jessica Dance, who creates miniature food out of wool. Alicia Puig chats with Elisa Sheehan about her abstract and minimalist work made by painting on eggshells. Ekaterina Popova interviews Dave Pollot, who paints junk food onto found thrift store paintings, fusing together classical and pop styles. 

We also take a look at delicious, realistic-looking desserts that are actually sculptural pieces of art made from a variety of materials, created by artists like Angela Wells, Peter Anton and Catherine McMillian. And last but not least, artist CJ Hendry tells us about her luscious hyperrealistic drawings. Whether focusing on the seductive visual qualities of sweets or the role food has in our lives, these artists create irresistible works that are sure to satisfy your taste buds!

In the glossy pages of our curated section, you’ll find selected works by artists from all over the world, curated by the multi-talented Danielle Krysa. Also known as The Jealous Curator, Danielle is an artist, writer, blogger, podcaster, curator and author of several books, including “A Big Important Art Book – Now with Women.”

So grab your favorite snack, crack open the magazine and explore the diverse, inspiring, and refreshing artists featured in The Food Issue!

With love,

Christina Nafziger & the Create! Team





Showing Yourself Compassion: A Conversation With Artist & Coach Jessica Dance By Christina Nafziger.



From Thrift Store Painting to Contemporary Pop Art: Interview with Dave Pollot by Ekaterina Popova.



Paint or Pencil? CJ Hendry's Mind-Blowing Realism by Christina Nafziger.



Finding Balance Between Sweetness and Science in Ceramics: Catherine McMillan by Alicia Puig.



Sculpting From Paint: The Lush, Impasto Work of Angela Wells by Christina Nafziger.



Beauty and Brokenness: A Closer Look at Painted Eggshell Work by Elisa Sheehan By Alicia Puig.



Getting Our Just Desserts: Peter Anton and the Power of Sweets by Ekaterina Popova.


Artists Selected by Guest Curator, Danielle Krysa, The Jealous Curator

Sari Shryack

Charles Wilkin

Justin Richel

Lisa Daria Kennedy

Suyao Tian

Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Nino Yuniardi

Taylor Lee Nicholson

Deborah Kraft

Alyson Khan

Maryam Lamei Harvani

Amy Runyen 

Meredith Woolnough

Lyz Wendland

Mayumi Nakao

Andrea Soos

Dana Kohlmann

Natalie Featherston

Ann Prochilo

Abigail Brown

J Myszka Lewis

Gordon Leverton

Lynn Weiler Liverton

Vesna Opavsky

Chelsea Kinch

Nick Grindrod

Julia Blume

Jeff Nachtigall

Blakeney Sanford

Amanda Manitach

Mitra Fabian

Anna Bu Kliewer