Artist’s Statement: This piece was created in an attempt to articulate the distance created between myself and the self I present to the world. The comic format allowed me to interact even further with these self imposed boundaries, allowing me to juxtapose images and ideas I otherwise wouldn’t have.
Ellery Beck is an undergraduate student majoring in English at Salisbury University. A winner of the 2019 AWP Portland Flash Contest and a Pushcart nominee, they are the Founding Interview Editor for The Shore Poetry and a Poetry Reader for Poet Lore. They have poems published in Colorado Review, Zone3, Sugar House Review, Fugue, Slipstream and elsewhere. Ellery is also one of the co-founders of Beaver Magazine.