A beautiful orange-toned landscape painting in acrylic. Simple in its elements. Some mountains, thin and long and full of nature. Beneath them, a lake that reflects them. A pale orange even-toned sky occupies the top half of the painting.

The “Reflection” Issue

Introducing… the in medias res Jan. 2021 “Reflection” Issue.

In the pages of this issue, you will find fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art created by members of our university community. The theme we put forward for this issue is “Reflection,” and we invited artists to take that theme in as many directions as possible.

You can read the issue here:

You can also read the issue’s featured pieces in our website, under the tag “Jan. 2021.”

I hope this short issue gives you a glimpse into the art being created in our community even during these unprecedented times.

If you know people who might be interested in our magazine’s mission and in sharing their work, please point them our way — in the coming years, it is my hope that this publication will grow until it can accurately reflect the amazing quantity and quality of the art coming out of this university.

Thank you for reading and supporting our mission,

Ana Cristina Camacho

Editor-in-Chief, 2020-21

Image: Petrofka 5 by Aeydan Yee

Aeydan Yee is a fourth-year student at USask pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in music. As an aspiring composer, musician and amateur visual artist, he is interested in art as an interdisciplinary field. Born and raised in Saskatoon and of mixed ancestry, Aeydan seeks to explore the relationship between person and place, exploring the multiracial condition of not belonging to any one place. Petrofka 5 is part of a series of paintings in which he visits a place where his ancestors lived. The piece pays homage to the style of Frederick Loveroff, a Doukhobor painter and student of J. E. H. MacDonald from whom he is descended.

This piece is part of the in medias res Jan. 2021 “Reflection” Issue. You can read the full issue under the tag “Jan. 2021.”