Elementum #5

'In Edition Five we gather round the hearth, as we have since the Stone Age, to listen to stories, honour those who have gone before and lean in to discern what the earth might be telling us.

Raynor Winn writes from experience about what happens when we leave the four walls we call home and walk into the unknown, while Colin Taylor learns from the animals that curl round our feet but whose domestication is only skin deep.

With Helen Scales, who draws on the writing of Rachel Carson, we follow currents that unite bodies of water that are all one ocean, and with Stephen Moss we scan the heavens for lines of migration travelled by birds and butterflies.

In rural Humboldt County, artist-blacksmith Monica Coyne considers carbon and iron – elements that unite us with every living thing – and questions the mighty but destructive forces of her trade.

This edition offers work from storytellers – such as Sara Baume, Wyl Menmuir and Eleanor Parker – while celebrating the vision of artists including Lucy Eldridge, Neil Gower and Catherine Hyde.' - Elementum