Runes for Freyja, by Sayre Vickers


Above: “Cherry double-beveled crossgrain ’tile’ style runes with light oil finish. Cream pyramid-shaped bag with a cherry button closure. This set was inspired by the Goddess Freyja.”

About the artist:

Hi, I’m Sayre Vickers. I’m the person behind Seven Sapphires. I am a Chicago-based artist, permaculturist, bicyclist, activist, and witch.

My work ranges from more traditional studio-centered approaches like ceramics or pen & ink on paper, to functional fabric arts, to site-specific installations including rooftop greenhouses made from dumpstered windows.

My projects are unified by a mindful honoring of connection and relationship:

To the Earth: I work sustainably whenever possible. This means that I almost exclusively use recycled/reused/reclaimed/dumpstered/scavenged materials. I also work to minimize non-renewable energy use and ‘waste’.

To People: Much of my work is by commission, so throughout the design and making there is the connection of intention from my hands to a specific person.

To Place: My spaces/installations are specific to the place they are built and ideally stem from locally available materials.

To Spirit: Many of the items I create can be put to spiritual uses – from meditation stools, to bowls for water meditation, to runes for divination, to vessels that can hold offerings.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, would like to hear more about my work, or just want to say hi.”

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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