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SPECS journal of art and culture.

Current Volume: Volume 7 (2016) Unicorn

In the process of creating our seventh issue, SPECS has discovered some interesting things about Unicorns: *They are shape shifters *They are difficult to replicate; even harder to track down *Our unicorn is maybe your loch ness monster and your unicorn is maybe our hydra and maybe both our unicorns are actually built from Legos with candy corn teeth and googly eyes superglued onto them. Throughout the work you’ll find in these pages, we have attempted to embrace what a unicorn could encompass: in the art-body, attached to poetics (tangential or linear), and constructed from our joint social creation. Minal Hajratwala’s question: how to write like a unicorn? Whether it was image or text based, SPECS wanted to see how a unicorn is curated, concealed, exposed. What does it represent to our collective psyche? Cracking open the topography of unicorn-as-art, or unicorn-in-cultural-imagination, we’ve selected pieces that embrace myriad creative capacities. We are thrilled to share this work with you. We trust you’ll find the terrain as fascinating as you do satisfying. Love & Unicorns, Kristen N. Arnett Editor-in-Chief

Articles

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Your First
Minal Hajratwala

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Advent
Anya Silver

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Edenic
JD Scott

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Recipe for Unicorn Horns
Brigit Kelly Young

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Limelight Memories
Tim Jones-Yelvington

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How It Goes
Jenna Le

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Textile
Robert F. Gross

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Camden Stalls Market
Sarah Katharina Kayß

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Cougar
Anna Cates

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A Day in April
Anna Cates

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Crickets
Anna Cates

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Excavation
Anna Cates

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Unicorn Hunting
Sharif Shakhshir

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Cento of Perfection
Courtney Druz

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Cuts Deep
Dave Ring

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Unicorn Knives
James Rovira

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Unicorn Silence
James Rovira

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The Golden Rule
Lo Kwa Mei-en

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The Yellow Brick Rule
Lo Kwa Mei-en

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Ritual
Noel Sloboda

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Wild Bees in Gdansk
Noel Sloboda

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Untitled
Simon Perchik

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bird of paradice
Leah Sandler