Mitosis

"Mitosis" by Conyer Clayton

I illustrated, designed, and produced a chapbook, Mitosis, by Ottawa-based poet, Conyer Clayton. The chapbook consists of one long poem in five parts. It covers themes of intergenerational trauma, domestic violence, mental illness, and healing. The collection has sixteen illustration.

The cover of Mitosis shows a mirroring. I spray-painted each cover with gold. The cover stencils were wood-cut at My Urban Workshop in Ottawa. Each chapbook is hand-stitched with gold thread. It was produced in a print run of 100 copies.

Mitosis launched on August 19th, 2019 at Happy Goat Coffee in Ottawa, alongside If the river stood stillan album by Conyer Clayton and Nathanael Larochette. “Mitosis” is one song in the album.

This project was funded by the City of Ottawa.

Inside of "Mitosis" by Conyer Clayton.