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David Ondrik

As the pandemic situation continues to affect the world, we find ourselves in a contradictory situation, where the ‘outer’ processes develop unimaginably quick, while our inner pace has slowed down significantly. David Ondrik’s photographs meditate on the challenges of self-isolation. David Ondrik is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Isolation call for artists. To see […]

Krystle Vermes

The Town and The City As soon as she saw the first snowflake land on her coat, she knew she had to seek shelter. It would start coming down heavily soon, and she was lost. Completely, utterly lost The brick pathway had frozen over well before the sun went down, so she trod carefully, avoiding […]

Wenyan Xu

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed the perception of touch. It became a source of danger and, at the same time, a sign of trust and intimacy—underrated luxuries that, as Wenyan Xu shows, we are now longing for. Looking at Wenyan’s mixed media pieces, one cannot resist thinking about baroque monumental painting with its exuberance, […]

Chenyu Lin

Chenyu Lin is a fine artist currently based in South Chicago. During quarantine, his practice evolved to reflect the current period of social distancing and begun exploring the atmosphere of his isolating suburb. Chenyu’s latest work, Browning Banana, is an artwork situation within his newfound desire to explore isolation. Chenyu Lin is the Bronze Artist […]

Cameron Shaw

Observations: King Island, Bass Straight Weathered rolls of evergreen fields end at the waterfront where jagged rocks, hills, and beaches turn to meet you. Dead penguins with holes for eyes lie half-buried in the sand. A wind whistles past you toward some infinite destination. The pier exudes such sadness… Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Isolation […]

Joyce Fox

Beyond Lonely From a distance the moon appeared bland, even featureless, nevertheless, there were those who worshipped her from afar. But this did not satisfy her. She knew about the strength of attraction and how it could be strong enough to pull oceans but the ones who worshipped her kept their distance. She yearned for […]

Aodan

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Isolation call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Isolation issue. https://www.aodantheescapist.net/

Karla Linn Merrifield

Triptych from the Cloisters with Guitars Étude 7-9: Solo Playing in the sandbox of imagination is a zero-risk activity. I am free to tell you I am an emphatic woman… Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Isolation call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature […]

Ida J. Lewenstein

If I Let It… My room Could be a tomb Filled with gloom and doom If I let it… Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Isolation call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Isolation issue.