Twoxism is a collaboration project between two life-long friends:
Maria Haro, a visual artist, and Claudia Serea, a poet.

It all started when Maria snapped some photos in New York City and uploaded them on Instagram. She noticed the objects on the city streets, the ones no one pays any attentionto—trash cans, pipes, traffic cones— and wandered, What if they mimic our existence? What if they are just like us? After all, we made them.

Maria noticed that many of the objects come in pairs, as if they wouldn’t want to be alone. They endure together the hot sun, rain, sleet, and snow. They age together. So she e-mailed her friend Claudia Serea who started writing poems to express the moods of the photos and tell the secret stories of the city objects.

Twoxism is really a love story. It’s about life, friendship, and relationships. It’s also about finding beauty in unexpected places and looking at the mundane with new eyes.

We’d love to hear from you, so click, comment, and share. Let us know about your own encounters with the everyday objects and the stories or poems they bring to mind.

It takes two to tango—but the more, the merrier.

Claudia Serea:
My whole life is a series of accidents, from growing up in communist Romania to immigrating to New York in 1995. Life is poetry; you just have to type really fast. An eight-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, I am the author of To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, 2015), and Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, 2016). Check out my blog at cserea.tumblr.com.

Maria Haro:
I grew up in Madrid, Spain, where I studied fine arts and graphic design. I  graduated from Madrid‘s School of Graphic Communications and moved to New York City in 1994. Now I work as a Creative Director at a major pharma ad agency. This happened by accident, like most good things in life. Happy accidents happen—and then, you have to work hard.