Author: DJ The Griot

Visual stroryteller, spiritual Griot, dream interpreter, lover of life and humanity, writer/director of films, world traveler, committed to growth, afro-futurist.

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 …

 

Darice M. Jones and Tora Estep

Darice M. Jones and Tora Estep

Tora Estep Oil on canvas Inspiration piece Earthen-Colored Vibes and Futurescapes By Darice Jones Response Bing! Ring! Ding! Hummmmm! Bing! Ring! Ding! Hummmmm! Bop, on pop, on bop, bop, bop. Tap, tip, tap. …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Darice Jones

Jennifer Fendya and Darice Jones

Darice Jones “Heat Before Spring” Inspiration piece Forgotten Hope for Tomorrow By Jennifer Fendya Response We had a blast though how is it ………we’d forgotten to put money where our mouths caught fire We kissed this park deserted tongues …

 

Darice Jones and Jennifer Fendya

Darice Jones and Jennifer Fendya

Darice Jones “Return to You” Response Pantoum for My Pandemic Partner By Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece I really saw you for the first time when I had no other place to …

 

Darice Jones and Stephanie Ross

Darice Jones and Stephanie Ross

Stephanie Ross Response Paper By Darice Jones Inspiration piece I made myself thin, malleable and lightweight The shape of some happiness that little kids find while they’re sniffing their crayons A piece of paper with …

 

Stephanie Ross and Darice Jones

Stephanie Ross and Darice Jones

Stephanie Ross Chrysanthemums in a sumi-e style Inspiration piece Portal Pink By Darice Jones Response In earth year, 60,000 BC, chocolate colored earthlings (our ancestors – and yours ) were busy …

 

Darice M. Jones and Anya Drapkin

Darice M. Jones and Anya Drapkin

Anya Drapkin “Rain Dance” Ink & crayon on paper Response Piqued on Ashby By Darice M. Jones Inspiration Piece Ayele heard the “bop, bop, bop” of the drums as she drove by From …

 

Anya Drapkin and Darice M. Jones

Anya Drapkin and Darice M. Jones

Anya Drapkin “Nesting” Inspiration piece Leaping Through Elements of You By Darice M. Jones Response Limbic Ikande was a curious African child born the heart of the often sunny but much …

 

Darice Jones and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Darice Jones and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Darice Jones “Y’all Be Tryin’ It” Response Our Turn By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Say their names—you don’t know them But the world is aghast; As each death repeats We hope it’s the …

 

Liz Ness and Darice Jones

Liz Ness and Darice Jones

Liz Ness Another’s Shoes Response Splayed By Darice Jones Inspiration piece Today sitting in the groove of her lush and looming backyard ash tree Where the roots wound down invisibly into the cinnamon-colored earth …

 

Darice Jones and Liz Ness

Darice Jones and Liz Ness

Liz Ness Inspiration piece Unfolding By Darice Jones Response Queeta found herself sitting in baggy, worn, lavender sweatpants and an over-sized theme park tee, her butt totally numb from the unyielding …

 

Darice Jones and Evelyn Ihrke

Darice Jones and Evelyn Ihrke

The Galaxy and The Fall by Evelyn Ihrke Response   Our Fated Fall written by Darice Shatteen-Jones Inspiration Piece I am a climber Epicurean by nature And also by choice Thick, curvy, thewy …

 

Evelyn Ihrke and Darice Jones

Evelyn Ihrke and Darice Jones

Evelyn Ihrke “Horizon from Angola to Canada” Inspiration piece   Sonje Lavi By Darice Jones Response We landed here, back here I suppose, on a Sankofa vessel. Sankofa vessels are made of …

 

Urmilla Khanna and Darice Jones

Urmilla Khanna and Darice Jones

The Match outer photographs and collage by Darice Jones (model: Teondre Newman) Response   Excerpt from Boundaries of the Wind a memoir by Urmilla Khanna Inspiration Piece The following week, …

 

Darice Jones and Urmilla Khanna

Darice Jones and Urmilla Khanna

Today photographed by Darice Jones  Inspiration Piece   The Bench written by Urmilla Khanna Response “You mind if I share the bench with you Henry?” she asked. The word Henry …

 

Darice Jones and Diane Mayr

Darice Jones and Diane Mayr

Diane Mayr Inspiration piece The Water That’s Left By Darice Jones Response Killer in child’s pose with angel wings and belly tight with venom. The rest of the world would still …