Category Archive: SPARK 34

Work from SPARK 34: August 30 – September 8, 2017

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine, “Thinking of Pay Dirt” Response Pay Dirt By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Jimmy finally hit pay dirt at the Alanon lunch meeting on his next to last …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine, “Unfinished Business” Inspiration piece Anne Hutchison By Robert Haydon Jones Response The moment the artist showed Jimmy O’Hara the watercolor of the space where the bar that had been …

 

Sue Gleason and Gena Stutzman

Sue Gleason and Gena Stutzman

Sue Gleason Response The Feather By Gena Stutzman Inspiration piece the knowing wind lifts feathers placing some along the lonely roadside others are placed in summer gardens between rows of arugula and lacy, …

 

Gena Stutzman and Sue Gleason

Gena Stutzman and Sue Gleason

Sue Gleason Inspiration piece The Crocus Is A Time Keeper By Gena Stutzman Response the crocus is a time keeper at the start subtle, unpretentious new beginnings usually are her roots maneuver passed …

 

Cristal Brawley and Sharon Frey

Cristal Brawley and Sharon Frey

Sharon Frey Inspiration piece guided mutation By Cristal Brawley Response She’s got a cloud (it’s a hundred pounds), about to lose the string that’s holding it up. Invites more pain (asks for …

 

Worthy Evans and Kirsten Brady

Worthy Evans and Kirsten Brady

Kirsten Brady “Conductor” Charcoal, 18″x24″ Inspiration piece Conductor By Worthy Evans Response Kid called artistic picks up a pencil drags circles over newsprint circles circles circles until paper tore and brought kid to another paper and another and another no until no …

 

Alyscia Cunningham and Lisa Kilhefner

Alyscia Cunningham and Lisa Kilhefner

Lisa Kilhefner Inspiration piece Riverbed By Alyscia Cunningham Response I thought a distant memory, like a faded path of pebbled tea. Beaded sounds encircled me, aligned my head so peacefully. Turned my head to …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Cathy Stevens Pratt Inspiration piece Beginnings Kathleen Finn Jordan Response   Undulating shifting change From light to dark and left to right Fabric, weave and wavy soft Hard and tough like day and night Reaching, …

 

Kirsten Brady and Worthy Evans

Kirsten Brady and Worthy Evans

Kirsten Brady “Poly Glyphs” 14″ x 17″ Graphite on paper Response Site Specific By Worthy Evans Inspiration piece Absence would be a way of cottoning to its significance. A field photograph of close-cut wheat, an …

 

Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Reciprocity Inspiration Piece Photo Opp Annmarie Lockhart Response Alright, babe. Selfie time! Smile for the camera! Say mozzarella! Check it, this light totally brings out my eyes. I’m definitely posting this. I’m …

 

Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Transition Response Toasted Wishes Annmarie Lockhart Inspiration Piece Ten years ago I sat at a table with a dozen friends, half a lifetime and a thousand miles away. We toasted four decades …

 

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and Jonathan Ottke

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and Jonathan Ottke

Spent Magnolia Pistils Jonathan Ottke Inspiration Piece   And so it is Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Response This magnolia tree in our front yard feels magic to me. It isn’t hard to imagine her blossoms as cups of tea poured over …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Ray Sharp Response   Jennifer Fendya Inspiration   After the Flood I wake up at 6 AM to the sound of rain and think, “I’m not in Houston.” My day will be, as yesterday …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya — Lake Zurich Pastoral Inspiration Ray Sharp Response Under the Garden Bridge It’s a cygnet, she said, when I called it a duckling, and still I think it might become a …

 

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp — Ice Storm Inspiration   Jennifer Fendya Response   I’ve been dreaming of flying again,   of pushing clouds over a frozen lake, down to where trees along the shoreline stick out their …

 

Kirsten Weeks and Kamika Cooper

Kirsten Weeks and Kamika Cooper

Kirsten Weeks collage with graphite, acrylic, paper, water crayons, and paint film Response Contain Yourself By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece please contain yourself don’t spill your chaos in my space when you rearrange …

 

Kamika Cooper and Kirsten Weeks

Kamika Cooper and Kirsten Weeks

Kirsten Weeks acrylic and graphite on paper Inspiration piece Sunset Bound By Kamika Cooper Response released into the sunset we spun and danced and laughed wildly like children who just learned to run …

 

Seth Leamer and Marla Deschenes

Seth Leamer and Marla Deschenes

Seth Leamer  Time Squirrel  – Watercolor – 12″ x 16″ Response   Marla Deschenes Untitled Inspiration Piece Turn the clocks back in the fall And ponder how I am always Chasing time Elusive in its …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard Red Seeing Red Response Lisa Nielsen Random Thoughts While Waiting for You to Die Inspiration Piece Fear was all the rage when you raged. shrill crescendo punctuated by a …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard Myra’s Niche Inspiration Piece Lisa Nielsen Still Processing Response Mangled and incontinent with leprous bedsores, you are sure this will be estrangement’s undoing. I can watch you suffer for …

 

Rebecca Smolen and Diane Mayr

Rebecca Smolen and Diane Mayr

Diane Mayr It’s Always About Man Inspiration piece Rebecca Smolen The Apple Emulates Man’s Independence and Enterprise Response The Apple Emulates Man’s Independence and Enterprise Food and drink within Apples are quite the …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Alyscia Cunningham

Lisa Kilhefner and Alyscia Cunningham

  Lisa Kilhefner Response   Alyscia Cunningham Inspiration piece A Woman I Am Unique natural curve, The moon strong urge, Our monthly red cycle, Make moody feelings psycho. Body fit for birth, Creating life here on earth, Because …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg and Nancy Ramsey

KJ Hannah Greenberg and Nancy Ramsey

Enigma by KJ Hannah Greenberg Response   Enigma by Nancy Ramsey Inspiration Piece   Every line I write Hides more Every word Another brick Each expression Hides me further Emotion cloaked in Confusion.     Note: All of the art, writing, and …

 

Nancy Ramsey and KJ Hannah Greenberg

Nancy Ramsey and KJ Hannah Greenberg

KJ Hannah Greenberg-Sunset Inspiration Piece   Orange by Nancy Ramsey Response   Orange dips between the rise. Neutral back Drops to layers. Yellow, blue streak. Reflect back for review. Sky sees itself A tempered view.     Note: All of the …

 

Diane Mayr and Rebecca Smolen

Diane Mayr and Rebecca Smolen

Diane Mayr The Reason Why Response Rebecca Smolen Van Gogh Could See It Inspiration piece Van Gogh Could See It If you were to really look at a fading sun disintegrating into the horizon, its’ …