Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five



“‘Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth’ —Mike Tyson” by Stacey Messier


“Pájaro” by Sandra Torcuato



“Shadow” by Gabe Hales

Gabe Hales is an 18-year-old high schooler based out of Okemos, Michigan who has worked with major corporate companies such as Context Summits on photography and videography of their events. He also does freelance work on the side for local businesses, bands, and other events.

Sandra Torcuato grew up in a Mediterranean town from Spain, spending in the “Sierra de segura” mountain range. She studied Fine Arts in Cuenca and currently lives in Southern California, where she continues to study human behavior and painting. She has worked as a graphic designer for ceramic industries as well as in publishing.

Stacey Messier is a practicing fine artist and designer with a focus on saturated color and geometric storytelling. While she resides in Boston currently, she applied her talent and refined her skills while at the Hartford Art School (University of Hartford) graduating with a BFA in Painting in 2005. You can learn more about Stacey's work at