Holly Nordeck

A digital artwork part of F&S's fifth zine issue, I'm Sorry.

Holly Nordeck (she/her) is a Golden, Colorado-based artist who grew up in Littleton, Colorado. She graduated in 2016 with BFA in drawing & a minor in arts business at Colorado State University. Her work has been shown at group shows at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver, & has had a solo show titled "Suburban Paradise at Bas Bleu Gallery in Fort Collins. She has experience working in institutions like the Denver Art Museum & Boulder Contemporary Art Museum with focus on art facilitation, as well as coordinating & supporting artist-driven programming.

"In my practice I explore landscapes that contain an abundance of discarded objects, many of which are plastic or plastic-based. Accordingly, my work explores the history of plastic as a material, & its effects on human society & the shared ecology with local animals. Imbued within this discussion is a social commentary on popular conceptions about femme propriety. This mixture engenders reactions to my work ranging from discomfort to disgust. These reactions, in turn, provide fodder for a metaphysical analysis wherein I explore themes about my mental health, body image, & overall identity as a femme."

I'm Sorry


I. Introduction by Chelsea Kaiah

II. SMAD Peach by Sumer Mohsen

III. Please leave a message 001 by Brandyn Busico

V. Violin Landscapes by Joshua Jauregui
VI. Remembering by Iako'tsi:rareh Amanda Lickers
VII. Roses Soft by Cherish Marquez
VIII. Untitled by Holly Nordeck
IX. Jane Roe by Natani Notah
X. Crater by Rowan Hynds
XI. Bridges We Burn by Carmen Selam