Bridges We


Carmen Selam

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

Carmen Selam (she/her) was born & raised on the Yakama Reservation located in Washington State. She is an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation & also of Comanche descent. She attended the Oregon College of Art & Craft located in Portland, Oregon, prior to graduating with her BFA in Studio Arts from the Institute of American Indian Artists (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Selam is currently pursuing her MFA in Studio Arts at the IAIA. Selam lives & works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"I am a multi-disciplinary artist working in printmaking, painting, & installation. My work reflects on my experience as queer Yakama-Comanche woman & the relationships between living on and off the reservation. Utilizing various iconography of popular culture, I delve into deeper, untold, Indigenous histories of the place that has become known as America."

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