Chinquapin, UCSC's longest running literary publication, will be including my lithographic prints Aglia, Movement, and Memory in their upcoming issue. I am thrilled that they have selected Algia to be on the front cover of this year's edition! It is an exciting thing for me to be part of the visual history of this long-running literary and arts publication. Side note:  I researched Chinquapin (as it is a lovely word that I was unfamiliar with) and found that it can refer to many things inclusive of plants, animals, places, institutions (schools), ships, and fiction.

My favorite reference is to that of the plant and animal categories. For instance, Chinquapin is another name for the redear sunfish. This prehistoric fish is as old as 16.3 million years, dating back to the Middle Miocene. Apparently this fish has thick pharyngeal teeth, hard, movable plates in its throat, which allow it to crunch exoskeletons. It is even capable of opening small clams!