Category Archive: SPARK 51

Work from SPARK 51: May 18 – 27, 2022

Tora Estep and Shannon Brown

Tora Estep and Shannon Brown

Tora Estep “Resisting Expansion” Collage and acrylic on watercolor paper Response Re: Things Governing the Size of My Universe By Shannon Brown Inspiration piece The lenses that I look through, that tell …

 

Jonathan Ottke and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Jonathan Ottke and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Jonathan Ottke BirdParenthesis Ink on Paper Response The Garden Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration At last we’re all back here again The Wall encircling us safe The birds, the rain, the flowers pose As the …

 

Cristal Brawley and Amy Souza

Cristal Brawley and Amy Souza

Cristal Brawley Response No One Said Pandemics Felt This Lonely By Amy Souza Inspiration piece TV people on a TV blanket watch TV stars then break into song. Absence feels …

 

Amy Souza and Cristal Brawley

Amy Souza and Cristal Brawley

Cristal Brawley Inspiration piece Talking to the Dead By Amy Souza Response 1. They don’t care about salmonberries or our fear of needles overcome. We hope they miss us but …

 

Darice Jones and Sarah Pizer-Bush

Darice Jones and Sarah Pizer-Bush

Darice Jones “Sharing This Space With You” Graphic pixel play Response Reflections at the End of a School Year By Sarah Pizer-Bush Inspiration piece We sit together and remember precious moments that …

 

Darice Jones and Sarah Pizer-Bush

Darice Jones and Sarah Pizer-Bush

Sarah Pizer-Bush “Retreat” Inspiration piece Beyond Shapes Like Globes By Darice Jones Response We sent our elder’s souls into the bodies of small furry animals as a way to observe the …

 

Sarah Pizer-Bush and Darice Jones

Sarah Pizer-Bush and Darice Jones

Sarah Pizer-Bush “Ritual” Response The New Elements Cloak By Darice Jones Inspiration piece I kept bending. You were on a bender Drinking my light like it was Facundo Paraiso and coke I mistook the …

 

Sarah Pizer-Bush and Darice Jones

Sarah Pizer-Bush and Darice Jones

Darice Jones “My Echo” Inspiration piece Blues Diary 2022 By Sarah Pizer-Bush Response Spent winter months cloaked in blues again. So many feelings suppressed. Sediment. Layers of loneliness, grief, rage, and …

 

Leslie Grollman and Jennifer Fendya

Leslie Grollman and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya “Broderick Park, Niagara” Inspiration piece Ushering the Moon Into the Lake By Leslie Grollman Response A yellow comfy chair from the Saturday Flea perfect for teatime and tossing seeds to the birds:…….gull…….duck…….sparrow perfect …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Madona Tyler LeBlanc

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Madona Tyler LeBlanc

Madona Tyler LeBlanc “Vote. Fight.” Collage and watercolor Inspiration Piece Ideate By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response In circumambulating ideas, folks tend toward imagining, actually conceiving Bits and bobs that cleek outliers such that …

 

Jennifer Fendya and
Marisa Bevington

Jennifer Fendya and
Marisa Bevington

Marisa Bevington Inspiration piece Everyone Hurting By Jennifer Fendya Response Everyone …..hurting everyone too …..tight and …..heavy, too weary and …..oppositional, each one seeking an exit …..stage left stage right This angry snake …..(clutch it hard now, sharp …..talons grasping) biting the …

 

Marisa Bevington
and Jennifer Fendya

Marisa Bevington
and Jennifer Fendya

Marisa Bevington Response After the End Times By Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece I imagine you dead. You gave your car to her your house I have your wedding photo album in a plastic bag …

 

Linda Mitchell
and Jone MacCulloch

Linda Mitchell
and Jone MacCulloch

Linda Mitchell “Silences” Response Silences By Jone MacCulloch Inspiration piece A moonless sky tonight The phone in the hall doesn’t ring Commas drift like clouds Weather’s changing, my scar knows The phone in the hall …

 

Linda Mitchell
and Jone MacCulloch

Linda Mitchell
and Jone MacCulloch

Jone MacCulloch “Solstice Blessings” Inspiration piece Blessings for Solstice By Linda Mitchell Response Today solstice blessings be upon us Today we leap from moon to sun Today three times ‘round the byre Today light …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Jonathan Ottke

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke “Swimming in the Blue Lilies, Blue Tara” Inspiration piece Swimming in Blue Lilies By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Dive and swivel and spread arms wide And swiff and snuzzle the …

 

Madona Tyler LeBlanc and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Madona Tyler LeBlanc and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Madona Tyler LeBlanc “Slings and Arrows” Collage and watercolor Response Bee Cop By KJ Hannah Greenberg, Inspiration piece Minh Vu adjusted his mesh hat and veil. The material allowed in air, but …