Diagram of A Silent Garden
All white 3D render of an alarm clock
All white 3D render of an alarm clock
All white 3D render of an alarm clock
All white 3D render of an alarm clock
All white 3D render of an air plane
All white 3D render of an air plane
All white 3D render of an air plane
All white 3D render of an ATM
All white 3D render of an ATM
All white 3D render of an ATM
All white 3D render of an ATM
All white 3D render of high heels
All white 3D render of high heels
All white 3D render of high heels
All white 3D render of a mailbox
All white 3D render of a mailbox
All white 3D render of a mailbox
All white 3D render of a piggy bank
All white 3D render of a piggy bank
All white 3D render of a piggy bank
All white 3D render of a traffic light
All white 3D render of a traffic light
All white 3D render of a traffic light
All white 3D render of a traffic light

Diagram of a Silent Garden is an open call for a group show, using the title for a prompt and general invitation. Intended to reflect a range of practice in flux with Covid-19, we hoped to create a space to reconsider making work in our new condition. Initiated to be printed matter, not for sale, and distributed solely to the contributors, as our participant pool expanded the project naturally shifted into online form. We are proud to publish these pieces and thankful to those who took the time. This site has become a wide index of these practices, and in an ever-growing nature will continue to be open to new submissions, with the spirit of open discussion.

Core Team: Brian Sing, Jared Fellows; 3D Identity with Ted Youjong Kim; type design & web development by Jake Brussel Faria.

sleep­ing ru­ined me

Hazmin Valdes

Image of a person in a tub watching a phone in VR

I made this piece for my stu­dio fi­nal fresh­man year. The idea was to re-cre­ate a fa­ble and ap­ply it to con­tem­po­rary times. I chose sleep­ing beauty be­cause I’m amused by the irony of be­ing con­nected through tech­nol­ogy yet we of­ten find our­selves re­moved from re­al­ity.

I re­mem­ber count­less hours scrolling, stum­bling through im­ages of war abroad feel­ing some­thing-anger, guilt, help­less­ness, and pain-and in the same feed 10 sec­onds later fall back into the stream of empti­ness, memes, and toxic self val­i­da­tion.

I wanted to im­age that con­tra­dic­tion. There are news­pa­pers and a mag­a­zine with war im­ages by a bath­tub filled with likes and fol­low­ers, while I numbly scroll through the iPhone with a VR head­set.


Hazmin Valdes is a prac­tic­ing im­age maker based out of Brooklyn, Loren Ipsum.