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November 2021 – Issue 48

November 23, 2021

We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 48th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Melissa Penley Cormier Plantmatter: Polaroid Type 55 Portraits; Plummeting

Juna Hume Clark – Daylight Savings; Portrait in Red

Leah Clare Michaels – The Spines of Books and Mine; 2020-2021: still life/stasis (?)

Nicole K. Ostrowski – Untitled; Inside

Julia Samorodova – Flowers Die Quietly; It’s November

Patrick Wright Exit Strategy; Portrait of Katherine Mansfield

Contributor Bios – November 2021

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August 2021 – Issue 47

August 21, 2021

We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 47th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Mary BargteilExhale; Sanctuary

Brita d’Agostino – Gold #2; Spinnin’ with the Stars Above

Juliette GoodwinEye of Alix; Clouds Above and Below

Dane Lynlife in ornate amber; roller rink royalty

Bobby MillerSpectral Event; face

Jeanne MorelBlues Mosaic with Contemplative Pool; Tahoe

Bethany RiversCrystal-Henge; In the wake of the Pale of Settlement

Judith SkillmanMediterranean after De Stäel; After Tahoe 

Contributor Bios

May 2021 – Issue 46

May 24, 2021

We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 46th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Paul Brooke Gas Light; Winter of the Pandemic

Jacalyn Carleythought caught; Portrait of Jill Tumbling

Luigi Coppola Gaining Starry Wisdom; Bridesmaid

Linda Eve DiamondChromatic Harmonies; Nightingale Notes

Teresa DugganEscape Hatch; Yabby 2000: lupDujHomwIj luteb gharghmey

Jillian J. EllisEmpty Embrace; We Survive Together

Joann FieldJazz; resonance

Vin Grabill Inscape 2; Cascade 2

Emory D. Jones Inscape; Water Lilies

Norbert MarszalekClear Glass Teacup; Watching the fading light seep through unfamiliar windows

Michele PooleThe Escape Hatch; The Tank

Stephanie PressmanAfter learning an artist friend had a stroke; Portrait of Jill

Derek RoperGaining Starry Wisdom; Ms. Marsh

Alexandra SamiosUntitled; Like Today

Contributor Bios

February 2021 – Issue 45

February 21, 2021

We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 45th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Sarah AntineSo You Can Be Born Completely; Cigarette Girls

Janée J. Baugher Raping Will Stop When Men Stop Raping; Held By Earth

Jennifer BishopAirplane; Stone Angel

Lana CrossmanFor the love of Wiley; Patchwork

Tony Daly Self-Repression; Losing Balance

Lois Marie HarrodAsymmetrical; We Do What We Do

Rose Menyon HeflinLike Icarus; Modern Mindfulness

Gard Jones Extension; Styx & Stone

Sanzi Kermes Untitled; Patchwork

Selene LaMarcaUntitled; She Lifted Her Head

QrckySelf-Censorship; Aokigahara (青木ヶ原)

Jeremy SzuderUntitled; We Do What We Do

Contributor Bios – February 2021

November 2020 – Issue 44

November 21, 2020

We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 44th issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Christine GreenPlanchette; Shortwave (short stories)

Michele Mekel Hybridity; Murderess (poetry)

Nicole K. OstrowskiUntitled; Crimson (artwork)

Derek RoperUntitled; Broadcasting from Yuggoth (artwork)

JC SulzenkoLuck. Now.; From sea to sea (poetry)

Ron TobeyDays Rise; Open Your Eye (videopoem)

Contributor Bios — November 2020

August 2020 – Issue 43

August 22, 2020

 

We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 43rd issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Anna BookstaberDefy; Ego Birth (poetry)

Teresa DugganFry City; TP Toss: Threat Opp (art)

Emory JonesGalaxy; Christina’s World (poetry)

Paul McKeeCarny; Sunday Spin (poetry)

Leah Clare MichaelsDare; Ego & The Vicious Angel (art)

K RobertsVanishing Point; Candy Bar Comrades (poetry)

Derek RoperUntitled; Dunwich (art)

Ron Torrencespeak memory; the journey itself is home (poetry)

Dominique ZeltzmanUntitled, Untitled (art)

Winston ZhouQuarantine Walk; Untitled (art)

Contributor Bios – August 2020

 

May 2020 – Issue 42

May 25, 2020

We are pleased to share the work of the following artists and writers in the 42nd issue of The Light Ekphrastic:

Annaliese BaamondeShibboleth; The Apostate (writing)

Marlayna DemondUntitled; Ticks of Time (art)

James Croal Jackson  – where we stand; Truffle Shuffle Lodge (Hocking Hills, 2018) (writing)

F. X. James Untitled; we roll this way (writing)

Erin Lehrmann – Untitled; Stone men in caverns of burnt light (art)

Mario Loprete – NUMA Crew; he was my father (art)

Nicole K. Ostrowski – Untitled; Plotting (art)

Jared Pearce – Oil on Concrete; Maple (writing)

Contributor Bios – May 2020

Exquisite Fantastic: Timothy Nohe

March 27, 2020

What is Exquisite Fantastic? See the full collection of Exquisite Fantastic projects here.

Contributor 11: Timothy Nohe, March 27, 2020

Sentience Dreaming

 

Timothy’s Inspiration:  I was thinking of the “predatory mollusk” in Moss’ work, and I wondered about the unique evolutionary path that cephalopods took, their manifest intelligence, and the flashing colors of their lucid dreams. I was inspired by the images of Heather Moss’ poem “Twelve: The Conflagration,” especially the lines: “When best to serve a chewable tablet / on a scalloped plate? An optical / illusion in billowing ink from / the predatory mollusk: do you / see the manta ray, or twin faces / staring hash marks into each other’s / dilated pupils?”

See the work that inspired Timothy here.

Timothy Nohe is an artist, composer and educator engaging traditional and electronic media in civic life and public places. His work has been focused upon sustainability and place, and musical and video works for dance and live performance. Nohe has exhibited and performed his work in a range of national and international venues and was the recipient of a 2006 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award from the Australian – American Fulbright Commission. He is the founding Director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Research in the Arts (CIRCA) and a tenured Professor of Visual Arts at UMBC.

Exquisite Fantastic: Heather Moss

March 14, 2020

What is Exquisite Fantastic? See the full collection of Exquisite Fantastic projects here.

Contributor 10: Heather Moss, March 14, 2020

Twelve: The Conflagration 

Harlequin moms sheathed in tight t-shirts
slalom the sideline fathers shouting
their curly brackets at the field. Girls
run — remember the picture you drew
of her before she was born, her fists
like petaled sand dollars– a battery
of gemsboks over the grasslands. Which
bright cutouts by Matisse? Whose guitar
frets inset by mother-of-pearl? When
best to serve a chewable tablet
on a scalloped plate? An optical
illusion in billowing ink from
the predatory mollusk: do you
see the manta ray, or twin faces
staring hash marks into each other’s
dilated pupils? A depiction
of vertical bars speeds envelopes
through industrious machinery.
This morning on the bathroom tile: dried
red droplets, probably not hair dye,
question mark? More like interrobang.

Heather’s Inspiration: I spent a long time looking at Dervish Majorette by Juliette Goodwin and writing down the myriad images I saw there. When I had a list of 15 or so, I carried it around with me and thought about how those things could fit together, and on the third day of mulling, I wrote the poem.

See the work that inspired Heather here.

Heather Moss, who has never stopped being obsessed with adolescence, is a 2013 graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore. She’s saving up to be put into an Eternal Reef so that she may spend the afterlife amongst the sharks and other cartilaginous fishes, and anybody else who wants to hang around.

Exquisite Fantastic: Juliette Goodwin

February 29, 2020

What is Exquisite Fantastic? See the full collection of Exquisite Fantastic projects here.

Contributor 9: Juliette Goodwin, February 29, 2020

Dervish Majorette

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Title: Dervish Majorette

Juliette’s Inspiration: Color was the first thing that established itself in this piece, inspired by The Pele Allowance by Edward Doyle-Gillespie. The crystal clear description of a deity, the reader’s lover, with a face painted in “oily black-and-red.” This instantly assembled in my head and on paper as an atomic explosion cloud. Clouds like these are all I can conjure up lately in my artwork, so Edward’s words paired well with what was already on my mind. Big, expensive explosions.

See the work that inspired Juliette here.

Juliette Goodwin is a human who spends her days watching the always-changing sky and earth, documenting this earthly experience mostly in paintings and photographs. See more of her work at www.juliettegoodwin.com.

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