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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Barbie Fischer and Jewel Beth Davis

Barbie Fischer and Jewel Beth Davis

Who am I? By Barbie Fischer Response piece Sophia By Jewel Beth Davis Inspiration Piece The annex hallway of my apartment building was dank and musty, with the slightest …

 

Jan Irene Miller and Jules Rolfe

Jan Irene Miller and Jules Rolfe

Jan Irene Miller Awake Acrylic and ink on paper Response Awake By Jules Rolfe Inspiration piece I Am Awake I woke up breathing At daylight The floor too cold I felt it with my feet I felt the soft …

 

Jan Irene Miller and Jules Rolfe

Jan Irene Miller and Jules Rolfe

Jan Irene Miller Water Wars Acrylic on paper Inspiration piece Out the Window By Jules Rolfe Response Rise and fall of breath, darting eyes Show intense curiosity & perceptive intelligence She shows no other …

 

A.D. Monroe and Susan Bee

A.D. Monroe and Susan Bee

Susan Bee Inspiration piece A.D. Monroe Response piece BACK CHURCH ROOM So I found myself lost. I was at a funeral. An uncle of mine. Great guy. Things had always been …

 

Amy Souza and Aimee Fullman

Amy Souza and Aimee Fullman

Aimee Fullman Inspiration piece Overwhelm By Amy Souza Response Rain pushes the river beyond its edge. Too much. It’s too much. Everything is too much. You slog through knee-high water, …

 

Susan Bee and A. D. Monroe

Susan Bee and A. D. Monroe

Susan Bee Response The Red Truck By A.D. Monroe Inspiration piece It’s Thanksgiving week in New England and I’m looking out the window from my second floor. A cloud cover …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard Tout ira bien (All will be well) a diptych executed in oil, pastel, graphite Response The fist of desire has long remained clenched By Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece Clouds, vociferous …

 

Lisa Nielsen and
Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and
Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard Radiant Child Inspiration piece Satellite of Love By Lisa Nielsen Response Satellite of love I poked holes in the sun, scrutinized the stars (I know you hear me) radiant child floats in …

 

Aimee Fullman and Amy Souza

Aimee Fullman and Amy Souza

    A Body of Glass By Aimee Fullman Response I stand here a body of glass, half empty but unfrozen Ready to stand as the center of my own fractured …

 

Barbara Esgalhado and Amanda Miska

Barbara Esgalhado and Amanda Miska

Barbara Esgalhado Kifigeledjo N. 13 Shrouded Response Version 1.0 Amanda Miska Inspiration piece In the beginning, they wrote letters from one coast to the other. She told him the worst of …

 

Kamika Cooper and Tora Estep

Kamika Cooper and Tora Estep

Little Birds No. 2 Tora Estep Inspiration piece The Bluest Bleu Kamika Cooper Response The winters were getting colder, though the summers lasted longer, and the birds who usually took flight …

 

Charles Waters and Julia Trimboli

Charles Waters and Julia Trimboli

Julia Trimboli Inspiration piece The Seeker By Charles Waters Response The whistling of wind Keeps me company On this orphaned, Stone streaked, Glass strewn Rolling highway. Goodbye beatings, No more screaming, So long putdowns – I am free. _________________________ Note:  All …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd
and Kamika Cooper

Amanda C. Brainerd
and Kamika Cooper

Amanda C. Brainerd Response Broken Things By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece Broken things keep haunting me Telling me they won’t be thrown out with the trash on Tuesday morning Saying they won’t …

 

Julia Trimboli and Charles Waters

Julia Trimboli and Charles Waters

Julia Trimboli Response City of Mercy By Charles Waters Inspiration piece Blood drizzles down my visage, It’s raining bottles, rocks, bricks. Sirens wail, same old tale, rainbows of light Reveals brothers and …

 

Amy Blaxland and
Marilyn Ackerman

Amy Blaxland and
Marilyn Ackerman

Marilyn Ackerman Inspiration piece saint dymphna By Amy Blaxland Response the-upstairs the-overboard the-downriver mounted grey between lips and birthed black through throat the-blood fish in the-brack living in the-breach speaks woolpack speaks thunderhead ol’ buttermilk bane blight hitched to the plight in solander …

 

Jewel Beth Davis and Barbie Fischer

Jewel Beth Davis and Barbie Fischer

Barbie Fischer Inspiration piece The Last Tree By Jewel Beth Davis Response After the fire had been extinguished, the landscape, once so beautiful and lush, was empty except for …

 

Nick Winkworth and Anthony Valade

Nick Winkworth and Anthony Valade

Promised Land Nick Winkworth Response From Nowhere (Comfort Zone) Anthony Valade Inspiration piece Silence at its fullest, Keep it quiet, drag us through it. Wish I was calm as well as crooked, So far …

 

Diane Mayr and Kamika Cooper

Diane Mayr and Kamika Cooper

Everything Is Recyclable! Diane Mayr Response Broken Things Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece Broken things keep haunting me Telling me they won’t be thrown out with the trash on Tuesday morning Saying they won’t …

 

Amanda Miska and Barbara Esgalhado

Amanda Miska and Barbara Esgalhado

Barbara Esgalhado from the Kafigeledjo Series Inspiration Piece The Tarot Reader Amanda Miska Response Her friends confess to moving the Ouija board planchette, applying more pressure and direction to control the …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Brian MacDonald

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration Piece Speckled from forest to hand By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Bleeding from the pages of Mountains of books Bleeding from the processed wood once The birthing branches of tiny …

 

Aberham Berhanu
and Quentin Paquette

Aberham Berhanu
and Quentin Paquette

Aberham Berhanu “The Drifting Current” Response Quentin Paquette Inspiration piece I can tell you exactly how it is that I know: no overlays, no blurriness. In a regular dream, the …

 

Quentin Paquette
and Aberham Berhanu

Quentin Paquette
and Aberham Berhanu

Aberham Berhanu Inspiration piece The Bridge By Quentin Paquette Response The bridge shows up on the hospital campus map only as an unmarked connection between Garage 2 and Admissions. There’s …