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Articulation Vol. 5 - Solace

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ARTICUL ATION VOL 5 MAY 2021

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SOLACE NOTE FROM THE EDITOR IN THIS FIFTH VOLUME OF ARTICULATION ART LITERARY MAGAZINE THE READER WILL BE IMMERSED IN UNIQUE THOUGHTFUL AND TRULY INSPIRED CREATIVE WORKS FROM VCHS STUDENTS A THEME DEVELOPED ORGANICALLY EACH PIECE IN THESE PAGES SPEAKS TO A SENSE OF COMFORT AS IF EACH ARTIST AND WRITER SOUGHT SOLACE IN THEIR WORK HONORING SELF OTHERS NATURE HONORING HUMANITY AS IF TO USE THEIR EXPRESSIONS TO MEND WHAT IS BROKEN IN OUR WORLD OR IN THEIR OWN HEARTS SOLACE NOUN COMFORT OR CONSOLATION IN A TIME OF DISTRESS OR SADNESS THE STILLNESS AND SOUNDLESSNESS OF THE WORDS AND WORKS INSIDE THIS ISSUE SPEAK SO LOUDLY I M PERSONALLY HONORED TO DISPLAY MY WORK ALONGSIDE SUCH TALENTED COMPANY YOURS HEIDI COFELICE MRS CO

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CONTENTS Cover Editor s Note Contents Solace Photography Series Heidi Cofelice 03 Moth Bella Archibeque 23 04 Untitled Blake Barron 22 05 06 Her Words Written poetry series Bergan Behr 21 07 Untitled Photography Colleen Farrell 22 08 Undisturbed Patricia Zhang 23 09 Texture of Nature Nancy Liu 23 10 Monochromatic Story Above All Cami Hernandez 23 Lunar Photograph Heidi Cofelice 11 Untitled Photography Ryan Hutchinson 23 12 If Only Jouska Conflictions Jillian Lee 23 Untitled Photograph Ryan Hutchinson 23 13 Bones Andrew Olmstead 22 14 Mountain Heartbeat Heidi Cofelice 15 Trauma Numb Anonymous 23 16 Don t Ask About The Red Julia Petrik 21 17 Unity in Humanity Studio 2 Art Collaboration 18 Sparks Ava Garrison 23 19 Amanda Gorman American Poet Patricia Zhang 23 20 Social Dilemma Patricia Zhang 23 21 A View From Above Mountains at Dusk Blossom Into Spring Juliet Studness 24 22 Kyle s House Dane s Dog Shilin Wang 22 23 24 Hover Peak A Boo Buzzzy A Rising Light A Fungus Among Us Mouthful Theia Greshko 24 25 Neuro Charlie Gay 23 26 Malala in Skittles Ava Garrison 23 Daisy Palacio 23 Cienna Jemison 23 Lucid Chaos August Ford 21 27 Peak of Interest Heidi Cofelice 28 Spring in Bloom Charlotte Halk 23 29 Looks are Laughable Julia Petrik 21 30 The Lost Lemon Untitled Art Words Anonymous 22

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MOTH ARTICULATION PAGE 03 BELLA ARCHIBEQUE 23

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UNTITLED BLAKE BARRON 22 ARTICULATION PAGE 04

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He collected hearts Like books And though I was one story in his library of hundreds I managed to convince myself I was the only one he wanted to read B B I stuck my arm out the car window Felt the cold damp breeze overtake my body Nothing but stars and open road lay ahead I let my hand down Opened my fingers The wind slipped through them Maybe you were like the wind Unable to be tamed And maybe like the wind I couldn t keep you B B B B ARTICULATION PAGE 05 Even on your darkest nights You are enough a thousand times enough

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We write in hopes of finding clarity in chaos Certainty in confusion To convince ourselves That our pain can be made into art To somehow forget yet remember Everything that has shaped us into who we are B B Her blue eyes sparkled with such hope Her hands through small wraps around my finger She smiled I was just like her once Thinking the world was nothing but good people Fairytales and bright colors I used to believe I had the ability to be anything I wanted to be Why did I have to grow up Why does she B B I couldn t help but remember a time I believed I wasn t worth another breath And for the first time in so many years I thought to myself Recovery is possible B B ARTICULATION PAGE 06 And as I laughed so easily and without hesitation A coffee cup in my hand A smile in front of me

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COLLEEN FARRELL 22 ARTICULATION PAGE 07 UNTITLED

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PATRICIA ZHANG 23 ARTICULATION PAGE 08 UNDISTURBED

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TEXTURE OF NATURE NANCY LIU 23 ARTICULATION PAGE 09

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Monochromatic It s a black and white photograph Our lives together Where you can clearly hear the laughs When we d cry whenever Now it s just an empty symphony Your thoughts and what I wish I ve known from the start It seems it doesn t matter as you hide under a pile of memories Have you forgotten the entire galaxies of broken hearts I remember your voice it burns my heart I still have the frame that you could have sold So maybe it s all still tearing me apart But at least you didn t tell the ones you could have told Story Above All Leaves dancing all around They leave behind their one true love In search of a different ending One they ve been dreaming of Gentle melodies up ahead Beauty floats above so tall She won t repeat what they ve all said It s a story she s been told All her life A burning passion Bursts in flames that can never hurt you WORDS CAMI HERNANDEZ PHOTO HEIDI COFELICE ARTICULATION PAGE 10 All their life A burning passion Bursts in flames that can never hurt you The frame holds the black and white photograph Of our lives together But I could never really hear the laughs Just cries forever

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RYAN HUTCHINSON 23 ARTICULATION PAGE 11 UNTITLED

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IF ONLY JOUSKA JOUSKA A HYPOTHETICAL CONVERSATION THAT YOU COMPULSIVELY PLAY OUT IN YOUR OWN HEAD YOU HAVE AN AURA OF GOLD A TOUCH OF SOFT RAIN YOU HAVE A PLETHORA OF COLORS WHEN THE WORLD SEEMS SO PLAIN YOU TOLD ME I HAVE EYES OF STEEL THAT CAN SEE DEEP INTO THE SOUL FOR MILES AND I HAVE A VOICE OF BUTTERFLY WINGS WITH WORDS THAT DRESS IN STYLE THE ONE PROBLEM WITH THIS SENSATION THIS PRETEND CONVERSATION IS THAT THESE WORDS GET TRAPPED IN MY HEAD IF ONLY THEY BELONGED TO REALITY IF ONLY THEY COULD FINALLY BE SAID CONFLICTIONS WORDS JILLIAN LEE 23 PHOTO RYAN HUTCHINSON 23 ARTICULATION PAGE 12 THEY SAY THE WORST BATTLES ARE THE ONES THAT CONFLICT WHAT YOU KNOW AND WHAT YOU FEEL THAT WHEN THERE ARE SHIPS CRASHING ON YOUR EYELIDS CAUSING WAVES OF TEARS TO COME STREAMING DOWN YOUR FACE YOU KNOW DEEP DOWN THAT THE STORM IS GOING TO PASS WHEN YOU SEE THE HANDS ON THE CLOCK SPREAD OUT ITS FINGERS AND HOLD ONTO YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOU WANT TO BELIEVE THAT IT WILL LET GO SOON THE MOMENTS WHEN YOUR FOOTSTEPS BEAT YOU TO YOUR DESTINATION YOUR EYES BLUR WITH IMAGINATION AND YOUR MIND REACHES OUT TO YOUR HEART WITH A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS IN ITS GRASP AND WHISPERS A SONG OF SURRENDER

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ANDREW OLMSTEAD 23 ARTICULATION PAGE 13 BONES

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MOUNTAIN HEARTBEAT it beats the rhythm of the earth the mountain the river with my heart ARTICULATION PAGE 14 photography and words by Heidi Cofelice

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ANONYMOUS 23 ARTICULATION PAGE 15 WORDS ART

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JULIA PETRIK 21 ARTICULATION PAGE 16 DON T ASK ABOUT THE RED

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REISE PAGE 4 STUDIO 2 ART STUDENT COLLABORATION ARTICULATION PAGE 17 UNITY IN HUMANITY

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SPARKS AVA GARRISON 23 ARTICULATION PAGE 18

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PATRICIA ZHANG 23 ARTICULATION PAGE 19 AMANDA GORMAN AMERICAN POET

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PATRICIA ZHANG 23 ARTICULATION PAGE 20 SOCIAL DILEMMA

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A VIEW FROM ABOVE ARCHES NATIONAL PARK UT JULIET STUDNESS 24 MOUNTAINS AT DUSK JACKSON HOLE WY JULIET STUDNESS 24 JULIET STUDNESS 24 ARTICULATION PAGE 21 BLOSSOM INTO SPRING

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KYLE S HOUSE SHILIN WANG 22 DANE S DOG SHILIN WANG 22 ARTICULATION PAGE 22

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HOVER THEIA GRESHKO 24 PEAK A BOO THEIA GRESHKO 24 THEIA GRESHKO 24 ARTICULATION PAGE 23 BUZZZY

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A RISING LIGHT THEIA GRESHKO 24 A FUNGUS AMONG US THEIA GRESHKO 24 MOUTHFUL THEIA GRESHKO 24

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NEURO CHARLIE GAY 23 ARTICULATION PAGE 25

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LUCID CHAOS AUGUST FORD 21 MALALA WITH SKITTLES AVA GARRISON 23 CIENNA JEMISON 23 DAISY PALACIO 23

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HEIDI COFELICE ARTICULATION PAGE 27 PEAK OF INTEREST

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SPRING IN BLOOM ARTICULATION PAGE 28 CHARLOTTE HALK 23

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JULIA PETRIK 21 ARTICULATION PAGE 29 LOOKS ARE LAUGHABLE

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THE LOST LEMON AS SOON AS WE MET I MADE HER MY QUEEN EVERY MOMENT WE SHARED INEXPLICABLY SERENE IN YOUR ARMS I FOUND HEAVEN TOGETHER OUR FEARS MELTED THE WORLD SUDDENLY BEARABLE MY PRECIOUS LEMON WE NEVER KNEW OUR HEARTS WERE REPAIRABLE OUR PASTS FULL OF SORROW OF SCATTERED DEBRIS NOTHING IS CERTAIN BUT WE SEEMED TO BE YOUR TOUCH YOUR SMILE WERE EVERYTHING IT SEEMED YOU ARE ALL I WANT FROM THE CHANCE TO BE WITH YOU MY HAPPINESS DEEMED AND THEN IT WAS OVER WE GOT UNLUCKY NOBODY S TO BLAME FOR NOTHING IS CERTAIN I THOUGHT IT WOULD NEVER END HOW NAIVE JOYOUS MEMORIES ARE DEADLIEST IN THE DARK THEIR SWEET NECTAR A POTENT POISON A CONSTANT REMINDER OF WHAT HAS BEEN LOST THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING ARTICULATION PAGE 30 WORDS ART ANONYMOUS 22

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CONTRIBUTORS ANONYMOUS BELLA ARCHIBEQUE 23 BLAKE BARRON 22 BERGAN BEHR 21 HEIDI COFELICE COLLEEN FARRELL 22 AVA GARRISON 23 CHARLIE GAY 23 THEIA GRESHKO 24 CAMI HERNANDEZ 23 RYAN HUTCHINSON 23 NANCY LIU 23 JILLIAN LEE 23 ANDREW OLMSTEAD 22 DAISY PALACIO 23 CIENNA JEMISON 23 AUGUST FORD 21 CHARLOTTE HALK 23 JULIA PETRIK 21 JULIET STUDNESS 24 STUDIO 2 ART COLLABORATION SHILIN WANG 22 PATRICIA ZHANG 23