Category Archive: SPARK 18

Work from SPARK 18: November 30 – December 7, 2012

Briana Banks and Genevieve Ellis

Briana Banks and Genevieve Ellis

Briana Banks, These Hands Response These Hands Have Known No Violence By Genevieve Ellis Inspiration Piece These hands have known no violence, but yet these ears are deceived by it, These eyes …

 

Jennifer Siegal and Ben Barker

Jennifer Siegal and Ben Barker

Jennifer Siegal Response   Sonata By Ben Barker Inspiration piece On stage The blind musician is sitting in a wooden chair The theater is empty except for he and I He is no longer …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Greg Lippert

Robert Haydon Jones
and Greg Lippert

The Pervert Song (click to listen; read lyrics below) A song by Greg Lippert Inspiration piece Lyrics: She looks good enough to eat I can almost taste her thighs I’m losing …

 

Tora Estep and Marla Deschenes

Tora Estep and Marla Deschenes

Tora Estep “Amma,” oil on canvas, 20×20 Response   Grandma Marla Deschenes Inspiration piece Walking through the house with crumpled paper towels in hand I know so much more about you even though …

 

Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones

Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones

The Pervert Song (click to listen) A song by Greg Lippert Inspiration piece   Stepping into the Renoir By Robert Haydon Jones Response When I was eight, I got pneumonia. For nearly two …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert

Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert

  Chemo By Greg Lippert Response   The Right Place for Love By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration Piece Looking back, trying to figure out why the Treatment Kerchief Lady had not responded to …

 

Tora Estep and Marla Deschenes

Tora Estep and Marla Deschenes

Tora Estep (Inspiration Piece)   Colors By Marla Deschenes (Response Piece) Turn the color wheel to the color that suits this mood This painted wheel that dictates how I paint this canvas Called …

 

mmpanas and JoAnn Moore

mmpanas and JoAnn Moore

Karma – acrylic on canvas 24″ x 24″ mmpanas (Response) On Need JoAnn Moore (Inspiration) The surf rolls and roils intensity onto this Pacifica beach. The froth sizzles as it settles in the …

 

Brenna Crotty and Brian Herrera

Brenna Crotty and Brian Herrera

Brian Herrera, “Becoming” Inspiration Piece   Brenna Crotty, “Becoming” Response Piece   During the long, difficult hours of dying, The weeks and months it took her, As the white mice of cancer nibbled …

 

Pharoah Bolding and Guillermo Warley

Pharoah Bolding and Guillermo Warley

Pharoah Bolding Response   Remember Grey By Guillermo Warley Inspiration piece He remembers his mother’s pain. Her crying at night, how helpless he felt when he could not console her. Back …

 

Grace Burns and Judy Weinberg

Grace Burns and Judy Weinberg

Judy Weinberg Inspiration piece Grace Burns Dragons Without Dungeons Response   My world stopped revolving around me the other day. It happened in the oddest way. My perceptions drained out of my ears and pooled beneath my …

 

Channie Greenberg and Jane Hulstrunk

Channie Greenberg and Jane Hulstrunk

Inspiration On Not Believing the Merry-Go-Round’s One-Eyed Horse © KJ Hannah Greenberg The one-eyed horse of the merry-go-round, Timber valent of midways peripheral to small towns, Sang like a canary …

 

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
and Amy Souza

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Mixed media and collage on panel Response Quilt Map By Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Response My grandma stitches swatches matching patches blue and red. She’s making me a crazy quilt to snuggle with …

 

David Epps and Kathleen Finn Jordan

David Epps and Kathleen Finn Jordan

David Epps Response   Soul Mates Ambush of the self In rush of blood and thump of heart Breathless moments frenzied All a unique part Of the love connection hunger bound and dwarfing …

 

Uma Gowrishankar and JoAnn Gilles

Uma Gowrishankar and JoAnn Gilles

JoAnn Gilles Rhapsody in Blue  ( acrylic on canvas ) Inspiration The Color of Loss is Blue By Uma Gowrishankar Response This is the way your nerves web, mesmerising and enamelled with …

 

Judy Weinberg and Grace Burns

Judy Weinberg and Grace Burns

Judy Weinberg Response Waves In Bark   Grace Burns Inspiration The Calm Trees tickle the clouds with swaying autumnal limbs. Houses glow with light and warmth As dusk gradually descends upon luxuries and creature comforts Hold onto this final moment. Offer it shelter inside yourself for the …

 

Erika Schnatz and Joanne Durham

Erika Schnatz and Joanne Durham

Erika Schnatz  “Blissful Bride“ Response   Wedding Joanne Durham Inspiration piece Rachel in white satin, walking serenely on her father’s arm down the lemon-ribboned aisle, skipping back hand-in-hand with Lee, rose petals tossed, showering her swishing train. Photos, …

 

Sandy Coleman and Tyler Brewington

Sandy Coleman and Tyler Brewington

“Tropical Dream” By Sandy Coleman Response Hawaii By Tyler Brewington Inspiration piece In the language there is life, in the language there is death. I wanted an ambitious renovation of the …

 

Rebecca Parker and Anthony Valade

Rebecca Parker and Anthony Valade

Ipecac by Anthony Valade Take this all down to the last bite. Regurgitate everything held in mind. Throat on fire, hopeless surprise. Cope? What’s the point if it’s all a …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and David Epps

Kathleen Finn Jordan and David Epps

David Epps  Reflection Inspiration Piece Glistening Ornament/ Snow Sleigh Skylight Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Staring at the Christmas tree eyes full of ornaments elbowing into memory focusing now on the ruby red …

 

Tatyana Ostapenko and Liz Steinglass

Tatyana Ostapenko and Liz Steinglass

Tatyana Ostapenko. “FrogWoman” Acrylic on canvas 16X20 Response   Frog Woman She sits In the shower, Allowing the water To rain down, Soaking her skin, Sort of the way it did When she had gills And …

 

Ray Sharp and Michele Thomas

Ray Sharp and Michele Thomas

Response Ray Sharp, poet The Compassion of Robin Red-breast Robin Red-breast, kindly bird who sang when Jesus preached The Word Alit upon the cross of wood the day he did his …

 

Joanne Durham and Erika Schnatz

Joanne Durham and Erika Schnatz

Erika Schnatz 3jungle Inspiration piece   The Hunt   Joanne Durham Response   What should I teach you, my child about the hunter and the hunted? A sport, you need a license, a gun, a …

 

Meghan Hunt and Sandy Coleman

Meghan Hunt and Sandy Coleman

Sandy Coleman Inspiration piece   Asana Meghan E. Hunt Response piece she, who was always goddess, raises her arms in silent prayer to a soul beyond her own and hopes for another morning …..of peace ……….of …

 

Meghan Hunt and Helen Lewis

Meghan Hunt and Helen Lewis

Meghan Hunt Response piece   A Misunderstanding at Club Eclectic Helen Lewis Inspiration piece ‘What’s this?’ asked Jane. ‘Take Five,’ said Dave. He squeezed her knee but kept his gaze stage right, on …