Christy Sheffield Sanford lives three blocks from the majestic St. Johns River in Florida. She holds a masters degree in Creative Writing and Interarts from Antioch University and has won an NEA in Poetry. Sanford is the author of seven small press books including The Cowrie Shell Piece (Baroque and Rococo Strains), The Hs: the Spasms of a Requiem and French Kisses. Her animation “Julia Child’s Legs” was a finalist in the 2016 Carbon Culture Review competition. Atticus Books has accepted Sanford's mp4 “Poe's Purloined Molars” for publication in 2017. Sanford has a poem and collage devoted to Hannah Höch in the recent Black Scat “Dada Forgery” issue.
About “Rolled Hem or Nadine.” This bedtime horror story incorporates inherent poetic qualities of movie and image-making programs. The text is shown as if it were suspended in a scene or landscape. I wanted the words to wash over the viewer. Birds and tongues are part of the visual vocabulary of the piece. The animation is one section of a larger multimedia project with Charlotte M. Porter that explores the public versus private space. Overall, I was concerned with how we decide to veil or bare our inner lives and bodies and an ancillary question: how much agency do we have in forming our boundaries. I wish to thank Faun, an ensemble based in Germany, for permission to include the song “Sirena” from their Renaissance album.