Common Folk Collective is very excited to present “The Not Yet- Our Disastrous Future” Art Show, a collaboration between visual artists and their interpretation of a literary passage from Moira Crone’s new novel The Not Yet set in a future New Orleans. As one of the many artists, thos One says “I was initially really intimidated by the idea of somehow finding a way to do visual justice to the futuristic, ethereal, dystopia of Crone’s prose. But then it just kind of crept into my subconscious and gave my piece its aesthetic punch. I totally got into.” A collaborative art show like this between an author and international artists (Brazil, Poland, UK, Spain, Germany, U.S.) who’d previously been unknown to one another can be daunting and risky but also offers a reward in equal. And the gamble paid off. There’s something so positively electric and inspiring about seeing such diverse interpretations that diverge yet continue the common thread throughout.
And if the quality and talent of the art wasn’t as impressive as it is, it’d almost take second seat but thankfully idea and execution here meld together harmoniously, feeding into one another as opposed to fighting against. The pieces all add such dynamic strength to the project as a whole.
Please contact the artists about purchasing their art (or for illustration work) and definitely be sure to check out The Not Yet and come back to Common Folk Collective often for more schooling and debauchery. Cheers!