SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies.
February 2013: Relics of an Old Soul by Liliane Coppolina
Relics of an Old Soul is a sequence of posters, illustrations and drawings that I have done for friends
the community over the past few years. All of my posters/fliers are
hand drawn, using pen and ink with heavy contrasts, and watercolor. Most
of the images in my illustrations, are extractions from the natural
world and the mythical. I've always been attracted to renaissance
and pre-raphaelite art; beautiful, delicate and dark. I especially like
using certain flowers, fruits and various images that have an underlying
symbolism derived from astrology, greek mythology and other lore. I've
definitely developed a style, that evokes all the beautifully dreamy and
dark aspects of my visions. I, also have a love for sign making and
lettering. I absolutely love drawing up designs for my friends, it's
challenging and so exciting.
was born in Santa Cruz but grew up on the east coast for the majority
of her childhood and teenage life. In 2005, she made her way back to
Santa Cruz, studying art history, watercolor, typography and figure
drawing at Cabrillo. She has worked closely with Blackbird Raum, Free
Skool Santa Cruz, Traditional Dancers of Santa Cruz, Ecology Action,
Black Mesa Indigenous Support (SC), Gloam, and various
other entrepreneurs to help with all their visual and aesthetic needs.
Her posters are relics of past events, and some lost forever, unsigned
and mysterious. Here is her collection that she, fortunately, held on to
and kept close.