The inspiration for Ancestry Quarterly came about while living in New York’s Chinatown. We realized that we knew an immense amount of people who were living a sort of double life: so many holding down “day jobs” so they could pursue their own creative endeavors and dreams once the 9-to-5 ended. We sought to create a platform that would allow these artists to showcase their work and detail how creatives live today. We were not foreign to discovering that the spaces these people lived in were uniquely fascinating and it is our interest in the relationship between artist and space that launched Ancestry. It is a magazine that explores aesthetic spaces, but more importantly, it is a magazine exploring the people that inhabit these spaces.
We are so excited to bring you this labor of love. Inside you’ll find a group of artists who create art one piece at a time. From dying fabrics to building restaurants, these guys take pride in their work and are willing to sacrifice the easy route for a more unique outcome. We hope you feel inspired to lock yourself in a darkroom for a week or revisit that creative project you lost time to complete. Keep your day-to-day interesting & keep daydreaming.
JASON LEVINS, ANDREA TROBRADOVIC, ZIG ZAG PATCH CO., JUSTIN NALLEY, JUNIPER RIDGE, GROUP PARTNER, HOME NYC, ORISHIBORI, CRANK OUT, KNOT & SPLICE, GLITCH TEXTILES, BAHEN & CO. THE THIRD MAN, CAROLINE GOHLKE ZARIA FORMAN, SHANE BUTLER, JEFF BRUNER