Visual Arts and Poetry
In addition to circus, Alyssa is passionate about visual arts and poetry. Alyssa's artistic process constantly overlaps, fluxing between sketches, physical movement and lyricism.
Spacegirl is a feminist, inclusive, art zine. It is composed of poems, journal entries, and drawings by Alyssa. It covers a variety of subject matter; centring around gender equality and identity through abstract poetry and sketches. It is sold at several art stores in Montreal, and there is currently two issues. It is typically released seasonally.
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Everyone feels stomach knots
and itchy teeth and clenched jaws
Who do you think I am?
Could I be convenient for you?
I am a dog, ribs pressing against my skin
tail between my legs
don’t speak too loudly around me
don’t step on my toes
I want to know like the heroine knows
like Mona Lisa framed and still
She could look you in the eyes without feeling sick, I think
She feels sorry for herself when she sees my plump visage
overfed and oiled like a baby
I pop the pimples on my chin whenever I notice them, even if my fingernails are dirty
She looks at me with resent
like I'm wasting something priceless
with ratted hair and candy bags
yellowing teeth that don't occupy space in my mind
The Hottest Day of the Year
I melt like wax
skin that is sticky and boiling
my hair becomes elastic, pulling like putty
my forehead drips, baring my skull
my breasts sink down my torso,
frog eggs rolling off a lily
my ribs become exposed
clean white and pure
sitting on the sidewalk, skin drips down the gutter
leaving just bones, my wick
I am now an objective view
a suspended orb of soft white light
The heat no longer bothers me
In addition to the work displayed here, Alyssa paints in both watercolour and acrylic, practices sculpture, and illustrates short comics.