Cadillac Desert
by Claire Walding

Claire Walding is a San Diego based alt country singer-songwriter. They often write about their surroundings. Their latest album “Encanto” is about the importance of reciprocity, and a take on living with heartbreak, growth, death, transformation, and community. To listen and support Claire’s work, check out their bandcamp here.

OM asks muscians to curate their work alongside other songs that inspire them. Please enjoy this playlist, Cadillac Desert, made my Claire Waldling.


In conversation with Avia Rose Ramm

by Kendall Jacob, December 2021

Avia in her studio, 2021
photo courtesy of Daniel Lang

Avia (aw-vee-uh) Rose Ramm is an artist born and raised in San Diego and currently living in Los Angeles, California. She aims to portray vulnerability and the melancholy of living through a fidgety relationship between herself and animals. She takes elements from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Impressionist art periods, as well as her Catholic upbringing, and integrates into them her work to address issues of extreme anxiety, depression, and documenting the journey of self-acceptance. Her primary mediums are oil painting and digital animation. She received her BA in Studio Arts from San Diego State University