#6, Lexicon Zoom

Zoom in…we are so myopic, aren’t we? What we see, how we interpret it, what we allow to be our singular understanding of something that can and usually does have different meanings for different people. Zoom out…we are all the same and all a part of each other. “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe,” wrote John Muir. With that in mind, please come explore LEXICON ZOOM.

Includes a full color, 32-page booklet, fun inserts, and a curated Spotify playlist.

INGREDIENTS: acrylic paints, appropriation art, collaged elements, color copies, color scans, colored markers, ephemera, essays, Golden gel medium, hand-drawn fonts, ink jet copies, laser prints, mixed-media collage, and rubber stamp art. With Special Appearance by: Wonder Woman, H.G. Peter, Istvan Banyai, Carl Sagan, John Muir, Micah Kanters, Lena Dunham, Erik Pevernagie, Steve Trevor (look closely), Erich von Daniken, Georges Melies, Clile C. Allen, Gloria Swanson, John Hilliard, the Brady Bunch, the Muppets, the cast of Hollywood Squares, Paula Burleigh, Piet Mondrian,  the cast of the TV show Zoom, Jan Jetson, Mark Nepo, NASA, Skip Redwine, Bill Zoom, and Michelangelo. With gratitude to Eric Yuan who picked an awesome word and ran with it!

32-page, full-color 7 x 5 + inserts, Cost: $8.00 or subscribe and get 4 issues for $25.00.


Part lit mag, part artist book, part chapbook, MANIFEST (zine) is the eclectic creation of Connecticut writer / poet / artist Jen Payne. Consider it a hold-in-your-hands art installation featuring writing, photography, and artwork, along with bits and pieces of whatnot that rise to the surface as she meditates on themes like change and transition, solitude, time, storytelling, and finding refuge in these turbulent times. Each issue also includes a curated Spotify playlist. Layered with colors, textures, meanings (and music), the result is a thought-full, tactile journey with nooks and crannies for you to discover along the way.


You can pay through PayPal using a PayPal account or any standard credit card. If you prefer the old school approach, please send your check, made payable to Jen Payne, P.O. Box 453, Branford, CT 06405.

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