"Tortuga" features new work by 2016 POD Award recipient, Morrain Bauer-Safonova. Bauer-Safonova is an interdisciplinary, mixed-media artist who focuses on sacred geometry and indigenous cultures. She graduated in 2016 from Sierra Nevada College with a BFA and recently attended an artist residency in Panama.

How to draw a turtle: “Come gather yourself from the grass, the branch, the earth. Walk here, sleep well, on the ground that is not yours, but is yourself.”
How not to draw a turtle: “Circle around the house, circle around and back. Everything burning burning burning, everything burning black.”
(quotes from Always Coming Home, by Ursula K. Le Guin)