Trinity University Press

Christopher Ornelas

Christopher Ornelas is the coauthor of Wings of Resistance: The Giant Kites of Guatemala. “The Magician’s Oath: A Conversation with Pat Hammond on Magic, Science and the Wind," one of Ornelas’s essays about Pat Hammond, appeared in Discourse at the End of the Line. Ornelas graduated from Yale University with a degree in Latin American studies. He is an aspiring monk.

Name Them—They Fly Better

Pat Hammond is not your ordinary artist. In fact, she doesn’t even consider herself an artist. She takes everyday objects, such as spinning tops and jars of cicada shells, and infuses them with new meaning and hope. Through humor and personalization, she uses insignificant and unconventional objects to illuminate a “grand truth” about the world, and even about herself. Author Christopher...