Friday, March 1, 2024


“You are but a tiny cluster upon the vines of heaven, where the grapes are worlds; yet you hold the power to ripen your bitter berries and add to the eternal vintage of cosmic sweetness if so you will.” -Eden Phillpotts

Pour yourself into the universe. Unwind the tangles of your being across space and time, stitch your mind on the fabric of days. Leave indelible ink from the depths of your soul for all who come after to read. Scatter the pieces that make up your moment far and wide, leave them for future generations to hold in their hands and ponder.

Richard Turley is an artist and designer living in New York City. He works for an ad agency for the global team, traveling to offices where he is needed. In this role he works on design projects. Outside of this, he is an artist in his own right occasionally producing a newspaper titled Civilization and is Editorial Director of Interview magazine.

Turley’s Civilization is a sporadic endeavor that takes time and substantial energy to put together, like any work of art or literature.

Listen to the complete interview to hear more about Turley’s pursuits, including a new version of Instagram he and a friend have been considering for some time.

A Few Words to Keep in your Pocket:

One day we will all be a memory, let it be one that is carried in the minds of many.

Interviews are available on iTunes as podcasts, and for Android please click here. All weekly essay pieces in a shareable format are here. The full archive of interviews here.

Books to Read

What are you reading? Add your titles to our reading list here. Richard Turley’s Civilization can be purchased here. Turley himself is reading Nathaniel’s Nutmeg by Giles Milton.

Artists across various disciplines are invited to submit work to the BigCi call for Environmental submissions. Winners will be chosen to spend a residency period in Australia with a travel stipend available to be split between some of the winners. Selected artists have opportunities to explore Australian national parks and other environmental sites. Those working in the fields of visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating are invited to enter. There is a non-refundable entry fee. For complete details and to apply, visit the website. Deadline is March 3.


Weekly Edited Grant and Residency Deadlines – review the list here.


Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.

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