Cycles of Bone in Nature
11 x 8.5 inches
watercolor on paper

“The great equalizer returns to source, through seed and leaf then gut to soil again.”

Ruqayyah Alzona Al-Baari, born in Miami, Florida, experiments with human instinct and the capability to “form” beauty through tangible design. Her work is a colorful meditation of Edenic world-building, fixated on reimagining a state of being that may be encoded in our DNA.

Founded in 2020, Three Fold is an independent quarterly based in Detroit that presents exploratory points of view on arts, culture, and society in addition to original works in various media, including visual art, literature, film and the performing arts. We solicit and commission contributions from artists, writers, and activists around the world. Three Fold is a publication of Trinosophes Projects, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Three Fold recognizes, supports, and advocates for the sovereignty of Michigan's twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. We operate on occupied territories called Waawiiyaataanong, named by the Anishinaabeg and including the Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewatomi (Potawatomi) peoples. We hold to commit to Indigenous communities in Waawiiyaataanong, their elders, both past and present, and future generations.