Entries by ArtAscent

Sydney Paige Richardson

Philosopher and poet Henry David Thoreau wrote, “We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bone.” Artists like Sydney Paige Richardson seek to hear and render the stories told through the plasticity of bodies. “Story” is a crucial word for understanding Sydney’s visual practice. Combining her passion […]

Leah Holbrook Sackett

Spooning Lillian and Marvin were married for 35 fruitless years. “It’s not like nowadays where women take drugs like cocktails and voila, twins or triplets or, heaven forbid, more,” Lillian bemoaned to Stan in June. “In the ‘70s, you still did things the old fashion way; by time fertility clinics came on the scene. Marvin […]

Drew Haynes

Due to the situation of social distancing, everyone is challenged with lack and fear of physical contact. How does sensuality channel itself in the post-pandemic realities? It’s difficult to predict, and that is why the topic Drew Haynes’ Distance Affair series occurs topically today. Drew Haynes is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent Sensuality call […]

Gerald Alderman

Transporting his audience to Argentina with the intertwined elegance of the tango in his photographs, The Dance, The Kiss, and The Pull, Gerald Alderman showcases the sensual finesse of black and white frames. An avid fan of street photography, Gerald wanted to convey, in this series of images, the pure passion required for the performance […]

Pete Armstrong

Pizza Parlour I parked my car in the usual spot. How many years had it been since I was last here? It was when the children were small, of course, longer ago than seemed possible. The small pizza parlour was still there, and I walked towards it with a softly thumping heart. It was absurd […]

Paula Bonnell

Speaking French I come bearing parsley grits and groats and pignuts a small table Otherwise I come empty-handed… Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Sensuality call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Sensuality issue. www.paulabonnell.net

Dianalee Velie

Elegy for Juan Carefully crafted words dance a tango of Latin intensity, an intensity unrestrained by two foreign languages… Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Sensuality call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Sensuality issue. www.dianaleevelie.com

Renee Lux

Hands 2021 Her breath caught as her lover took her hand. It always did when they touched in public spaces, in full view of people who now thought simultaneously too much and too little of human contact. But here in the dimming lights of the auditorium, where the voices of schoolchildren rose and fell in […]