Excerpts from Learning to Fly by Laci Mosier

A Process Note

I create everything practically and I quite like the physical experience of cutting, ripping, and erasing. Much of my source material comes from vintage books, maps, and magazines. I like pairing the older, delicate pages with newer, heavier weights and textures. I glue nothing down but rather assemble. This allows me to play with shadows and bring dimension into each piece. Once photographed, the pieces are completely disassembled. A fleeting poem, learning to fly. The individual poem titles are: “The Time,” “Look Alive,” “Life Rafts,” “Call Waiting,” “Cake?” and “Glitchy” 




Laci Mosier is a poet and fiction writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her background as a copywriter heavily influences her collage work, which largely subverts ads found in vintage magazines. Her writing has appeared in the American Journal of Poetry,Hobart,The Maine Review, and Wanderlust. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.