Phantom Drift cover artists and interior artists accentuate the range of literature that we are publishing and we are thankful for their contributions to the sense of mystery and wonder they bring to each issue. Below are links to their websites. Check out their work.
Jessica Plattner's painting, "St. Christopher Carrying His Child-Self Across the River," graced the cover of our first issue. As Jodi Varon says in her conversation with Jessica, also published in our first issue, "Plattner's work invites us to read surface and symbols. Each canvas is a complex story, a chapter, a narrative, a resonance within a long and rich mythopoetic tradition of story-telling and painting."
You can see more of Jessica's visual story-telling on her website:
Richard Schindler is an Associate Professor of Art at Allegheny College. He has a B.A. from Gettysburg College, an M.A. from UMass-Amherst, and a Ph.D. in art history from Brown University. His area of specialty is 19th-century European art, most notably the study of Victorian painting and illustration with side trips into the alleyways of French Symbolism and Art Nouveau.
"This Is My Body," a still from John Frame's stop-action animated film-in-progress was selected as cover art for our second issue, "Valuable Estrangements." John Frame has been making sculpture in Southern California since the early 1980s; his work has been exhibited extensively in the United States as well as in Europe, Japan, and China. For more information on Frame's film, "The Tale of the Crippled Boy," visit his website at:
Artists (under construction)
Nico Vassilakis works with both textual and visual alphabet. His VisPo videos have been shown at festivals and exhibits of innovative language art. He was a founding member of the Subtext Collective. Along with Craig Hill, Nico edited The Last Vispo: A Visual Poetry Anthology 1998-2008.
Chris Mars is a "self-taught" artist who lives and works in Minneapolist, Minnesota. His works are held by and/or featured by a number of art museums, as well as public and private institutions. His debut monograph, Tolerance, was published in 2008. An awarded filmmaker, Mars' narratives have screened at many festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Chicago International Film Festival, Starz Denver International Film Festival and prestigious museums including New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Damian Michaels is an Australian artist whose work has been exhibited in various exhibits and is the founder of Visionary Art Magazine.