Explore the inspirational artists and writers that were selected for the Abstract ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal issue and online exhibition.

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Lauryn Hare

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Lauryn Hare’s photographs give credence to the classical adage, A picture is worth one thousand words. Exploring the power of both photography and portraiture, Lauryn juxtaposes the clarity of her images with the complex questions they leave unanswered.

Lauryn Hare is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.LaurynHare.com

Phillip T. Stephens

consider for the moment metaphor

a metaphor is a substitution but the phrase “a
metaphor is a substitution” is in and of itself a metaphor
which seems to some significant and others irritating
like standing before a print of escher starting into a
crystal ball reflecting escher staring into a crystal ball and…

Phillip Stephens confronts his readers with difficult questions that challenge cultural constructs through artful turns-of-phrase. Such is the case with his poem, consider for the moment metaphor, a striking word play on the most timeless of literary devices.

Phillip T. Stephens is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.ptstephens.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Abbey Funk

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Abbey Funk’s art is a collaborative process; it is a negotiation between her and her medium. Working in primarily clay, but also metal, Abbey follows the spirit of her material to create organic evolving forms that channel her imagination.

Abbey Funk is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.AbbeyFunk.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Kathy Blankley Roman

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Building her paintings through both intuition and inspiration, Kathy Blankley Roman is as much a piece of her art as are her selected media. This intimate connection between her art and her media is apparent in this collection of works.

Kathy Blankley Roman is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.KBRomanArt.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Mariangela Gallo

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.marygallo.com

Reema Baniabbasi

Glass Speak

You ask: “Why don’t you speak up?”
I can’t pour down my reply
with an eloquent silky fluid
that’s yours to drink…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Michelle Conley-Harada

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.behance.net/unfiltered_ooze

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Lino Azevedo

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.azevedoart.com

Gabriel Zammit

The Lying Glass

Forty days and forty nights we steamed upriver, past the banks of the primeval world. As the ships locksmith, I found myself idle for days at a time and would spend hours on deck gazing at the tangled masses slowly slipping by. The hours spent looking at the banks were accompanied by a strong sense of estrangement…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Kensuke Saito

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.kensukesaitoartworks.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Sherry Huntington

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.sherryhuntington.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Chan Hong Yui Clement

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.holditorloseit.com

Kathryn Lyster

The Other Sound of Ivy, Climbing

Displaced and –
I live here and don’t belong.
Born elsewhere,
existing nowhere.
This is not my body…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Tatawa (Wei Tan)

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.tatawaart.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

JP Darnell

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see this in print, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.jpdarnell.photography/

C. R. Tsiailis

Watering the Deserts

Hoses are sensitive creatures.
They always and constantly want life to flow from within.
At times they gather in numbers
and besex their bodies like anacondas…

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ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Jennifer McKinnon Richman

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.jennifermckinnon.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Angelique Lafreniere O-Meara

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.angeliquelafreniere.com

Gabriel Zammit

Closed Eyes

I stood in a field of grey soil as the woman walked away. Great flocks of starlings crossed the sky in the distance, and somehow, I knew that somewhere a train was approaching. Her hair was black, black as the birds and the broken feathers they left in their wake…

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

William Horton

ArtAscent Artist of the Abstract call for artists

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent Abstract call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Abstract issue.
www.williamhortonphotography.com