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EMPTY POOL, BARSTOW, CA., BY SHAWN HUCKINS, 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 04

Shawn Huckins likes painting words. Most of his pictures contain them. “Words fascinate me,” he says. “They are a code that makes communication possible.”

Shawn painted this issue’s cover image, which he titled Tuesday.

“The word SPAM caught my interest,” he says. “It’s clear, with the yellow lettering and the dark blue background, that this product is SPAM, well, Turkey SPAM in this case.”

But is this art? Shawn can see the comical side of it. “Who paints empty cans of SPAM? People look for a pretty sunset or mountain peaks with the fog rolling around them.

“But who can appreciate an empty can of Turkey SPAM laying back down, lid open, on my kitchen table?”

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 04

A LOVE OF HISTORY

JOSH GROSS

WALKING SOPHIE

DAVID B ESSINGER

TOUCH THE SKY

WILLIAM FALO

BLUE NOTE

MEL FAWCETT

THE FRINGES

KAREN BREMER MASUDA

THE GOLDEN JACKET

STEFAN SCHUMACHER

THE ROOMING HOUSE

FRED SKOLNIK

WORD PIX

INTERVIEW WITH SHAWN HUCKINS

BONANZA

TRACI ISADORA NELSON

SAD ANCESTORS

DAVE MORRISON

YOU ARE MY 27TH LETTER

TAMMY HO LAI-MING

THE LAST TRANSFIXING LOVE

DIANA DER-HOVANESSIAN

CANDYMAN

JEREMY MAGNAN

AN EMAIL FROM AN OLD BOYFRIEND

LEEANN PICKRELL

ON YOUR FIRST NIGHT
IN A HOTEL WITH A MAN

JOHN GREY

THIRST AT NIGHT

MEG POKRASS

FLAT TIRE

TRACE SHERIDAN

 

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