Mood Ring provides space for artists to make unique digital works for our magazine.

About the Project

Since the Summer of 2019, Burnaway has commissioned artists to make unique digital works for our magazine in a column called "Mood Ring". Mood Ring provides space for artists to experiment, to present their work in a new context, and to introduce their practice to a wider audience. Past commissions have included a series of sunny gifs by video artist Saige Rowe, to the haunting intimacy of Mo Costello’s photographs, to an X-rated comic about gentrification in Atlanta by FRKO. Beyond unique works of art, artists have also contributed personal essays about their influences and experiences, and adaptations of performative lectures.

As a W.A.G.E. certified institution, Burnaway is committed to pay artists for their work, including generous fees ranging from $300-$500 per commission. As many artists face extreme hardship from the COVID-19 epidemic and recession, Burnaway will continue to support artist’s livelihoods through this unique, digital platform.  Your contribution today will directly pay artists to continue to create the beautiful, strange, and interesting art in a virtual space accessible to the thousands of Atlantans and other readers to have relied on Burnaway for glimpses of art in a time of unprecedented social isolation.


FRKO’s installation in Blurred Memories of a Vivid Past, a 2018 group exhibition at Atlanta Contemporary.



Yanique Norman, I marched barefoot through your gardens so that I can devour your weeds, detail, 2018.


Saige Rowe, in collaboration with Sheyenne Thompson and Skylar Rowe, us on grass on real grass, 2019. 
All images courtsey of the artists. 


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