ISSUE 3: NIMBUS
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The Cloudscent Journal is thrilled to finally present to you our third issue, ISSUE 3: NIMBUS.
A nimbus is best known as a cloud - visualized by its thundering and unapologetic identity. But it can also be luminous, bright. A halo around the supernatural. The complete opposites of one word and the juxtaposing nature of it are what we found to capture this issue’s core the best. In this issue, we have gathered pieces that are both contemplative, grieving, mourning, stormy, yet beautiful, invigorating, and glowing. You will find yourself embarking on a journey that crosses one end of a world to the other, brought together by the 25 amazingly talented contributors of this issue. NIMBUS is a thrilling yet tranquil representation of the complexities that paint and bind artistic worlds, and we are so pleased to finally be able to present it to you.
We open this issue with an untitled piece by Ci Ree, coloring the skies with thunderous memories and the fleeting feeling that comes with them before journeying across timelines and bringing us to the different realities Sara Gorske, Serafina Cusack, and Sam Canney create in “Online Quiz Mania,” “ALT TEXT,” and “Hey, Siri,” giving us a glimpse into the controlled and frenzied alternate lives intertwined through today’s world. NIMBUS continues to take us through dimensions with The Cloudscent Journal’s very first art piece, “céu de pedrea em flecha,” a serene photograph taken by André Marques Chambel, inspired by weather deity and Proto-Indo-European mythological figure Perkwunos and successfully blurring the lines between the mind and reality that exist in this issue.
NIMBUS takes readers to a thousand different worlds, dimensions, and visions, and presents the finest of the power creativity has to offer. This issue is what The Cloudscent Journal exists for, and we hope to continue bringing worlds together through the art that can persist even through the struggles, trembles, and differences that make us human.
And lastly, to all of our readers, we are so, so incredibly grateful for the continuous love and support we’ve received throughout the past year. For nearly 11 months since the release of our inaugural issue, you have each shown and taught us that through everything, art will forever be a medium that is infinite and world-bending. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
And as we always say, we hope you enjoy this issue; it’s the least we can do.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief