Sub-structure is King

by Nick Craine

The charming Katie Mathy at the Atlantic Monthly commissioned a piece for their fiction issue on the value of the imagination in essay writing. In it Tim O’brien discusses the work of Argentinean author, Luis Borges, specifically, The Aleph. This is a point in space where all things of the universe, both past, present and future come into view. The piece was an excersice in substructure. The illustration above shows the golden mean supered over the finished illo. The below is the illo as it appears in the magazine.