Category Archive: SPARK 52

Work from SPARK 52: August 31 – September 9, 2022

Tora Estep and Natascha Dea Burdeinei

Tora Estep and Natascha Dea Burdeinei

Tora Estep “The Harvest” Preparatory thumbnail sketch, graphite on paper Response We Roar By Natascha Dea Burdeinei Inspiration piece Rage battles disappointment; anger and frustration swirl and bubble up again. The scream …

 

Natascha Dea Burdeinei and Tora Estep

Natascha Dea Burdeinei and Tora Estep

Tora Estep “What Lies Beneath” Oil on Canvas Inspiration piece Natascha Dea Burdeinei Response The morphine push didn’t take long. One moment I was holding my lucid and sagacious 92-year-old uncle’s hand, …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard Response Regret to Desire By Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece I keep measuring beats but the song is the same The water under the bridge is dark,‎ a brooding season …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard “Contusa” Inspiration piece I‎ Felt Something, For A Minute By Lisa Nielsen Response Me half smiling, layering out my scars like pinafores,‎ You leave your fingerprints on me. Go …

 

Amy Souza and Ash Martins

Amy Souza and Ash Martins

Amy Souza Response Grief Is Part I By Ash Martins Inspiration piece Time slows down, stops entirely, then somehow starts again in the moments you transition from this life to your next Grief is so unbelievably heavy It …

 

Gary Hewitt and Jonathan Ottke

Gary Hewitt and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke “Two Stars have a conversation” Inspiration piece Orion’s Boote By Gary Hewitt Response “I am the brightest.” Alnilam raised a nebulous eye at the unwarranted disturbance. Who the hell invited …

 

Leslie Grollman and Rusty Lynn

Leslie Grollman and Rusty Lynn

Rusty Lynn The Great Spirit Is Everywhere Inspiration piece After Accretion By Leslie Grollman Response                         Little Rover beeps to himself …

 

Amy Souza and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Amy Souza and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Amy Souza Response August Strokes By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Slipping into the liquid aqua glassed pool These are the days of leisure swims Summer season — autumn of life The swish …

 

Heather Hartman and Amy Souza

Heather Hartman and Amy Souza

Heather Hartman Response Orbit By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Everywhere is here and there and nowhere you can be at once You must choose a path— calendula scent of the sea Like those signs with seven arrows pointing every which way Big …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Jennifer Fendya

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Lief By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response Happiness, after all, buds when verisimilitudes and truth form Matching pairs, when most weet of feelings become integrated, When both straths and …

 

Jennifer Fendya and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Jennifer Fendya and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Jennifer Fendya Response Death by Children By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece That morning marked the nineteenth during which Lani was troubled by fever. What had begun as an “innocent” …

 

Ash Martins and Amy Souza

Ash Martins and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece To the Buoy, and Beyond By Ash Martins Response If I swim to the buoy, I’ll have someplace to hold onto, if I want. But, I …

 

Anya Mayer and Kamika Cooper

Anya Mayer and Kamika Cooper

Anya Mayer “Summer Daze” Ink on paper Repsonse   This is for By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece this is for attentive eyes and rich brown skin reminding me of afrika and heart home i must have …

 

Kamika Cooper and Anya Mayer

Kamika Cooper and Anya Mayer

Anya Mayer “Rainbow Moon Fish” watercolor with India ink on handmade Tibetan paper Inspiration piece   Out of Our Element By Kamika Cooper Response told us to stay home but we did not taking rockets …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Amy Souza

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece Alone with the Sea By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response piece Alone with the sea, the warm sand massaging the feet From the wonder wander of the traveling …