writer, creative director
crisscrossxx is the intersection of words by Jenna Langbaum and images by Cat Raynor. The project features list poems with a hyperbolized romantic focus and watercolor images rooted in objects and parts of the body. Our hope is to capture a fragment of a moment, a crisp realization of human emotion - nostalgia, hatred, longing, shame, love, angst etc. Started by longtime childhood friends, the project also stands as an emblem our female friendship: the durable, magnetic, challenging, scintillating, force that binds us and inspires our art.
crisscrossxx currently exist primarily on instagram @crisscrossxx.
From our conception in January of 2017, we have grown our instagram following from 0 to 1700.
crisscrossxx was selected to be featured in a four day show entitled, becoming so young we crawled, at Chinatown Soup, a gallery in the lower east side of Manhattan. The show, in April of 2017, displayed over 30 prints which were displayed and sold.
Images of our work and the show at Chinatown Soup are found below.