A literary gesture born of the enjoyment and intellectual nourishment Aesop derives daily through the written word, The Fabulist features fiction and non-fiction works.
In honouring the ancient Greek slave and fabulist whose name our products bear we present fables alongside four other rubrics:
Clayton was born in 1977 in Cornwall, England, and studied documentary filmmaking at Central Saint Martins in London. She spent a few years in Berlin and then, in 2009, moved to Pittsburgh, where she still lives and works. Clayton seems at home in multiple media: ink on paper, photography, video, fabric. Her pieces are humanistic, poetic, and often tongue-in-cheek funny.
Behind me, trains whistled and sidled through; the expresses rattled past at thrilling speeds, goods trains screeched to a halt. The loudspeaker chanted dissonant announcements that passengers strained to understand.
Everything rises from the void and vanishes into the void. Shepherd rescues these events from oblivion by taking ownership of them, making them works of art, and then returning them to the world.
We lived under the strange dictatorship of childhood: we looked without seeing, we listened without understanding, we spoke and we were never taken seriously.
On dating apps of late, it is impossible not to notice a slightly deadening repetition of self-descriptions like “proud plant mom” or the faux-detached “just looking for someone to help me with my houseplants.”
On the coffee table was a recently completed Typewriter Drawing of a hundred-dollar bill: it was a commission, by Otto, for his birthday. "He's a typical artist's child," Clayton said, "so he's super interested in money and how to make a living."
Three days earlier, in a moment of desperation, Shimamura had told him to borrow some local clothes and put them on, claiming this would help win the trust of the rural population.
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