may // 2015
visual art by Cathi Beckstrand
"I aspired to be a lovely man in a silky nightgown
who could stop water from stealing at least one
"Get me unwet. Hold me / dry, placed in your lap.
Then / lift me high. Toward the light."
"a flutter of blood just under the skin like giddy
black butterflies eager to escape"
Cathi Beckstrand is a visual artist and Bay Area local currently based in San Francisco, California. She is in her last year at the San Francisco Art Institute, studying both Urban Theory and Photography. She primarily works with pen and ink, color film, and embroidery. She uses her studies to influence her work, drawing inspiration from the natural sciences, critical theory, and her own personal history.