Michael Rand

ArtAscent "Dark" call for entry winner

Peculiar organic sculptures invented by Michael Rand instantly awaken the emotions of unease and curiosity. The initial impression incites the association to the terrifying designs of H.R. Giger, the mastermind behind the phantasmagoric image of Ridley Scott’s “Alien.” Rand’s figures are strange and puzzling, reminiscent of the familiar, but unlike Giger’s openly villainous creatures, they are unthreatening and calmly present. Michael Rand is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” Call For Artists! Read about this artist in the Dark edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

www.studiorand.com

Durga Garcia

ArtAscent "Dark" call for entry winner

Inspired by themes that revolve around deathlike symbols and by highly polished images of photographer Richard Avedon, Durga Garcia materializes the world of apparitions in a series of beautiful, yet disturbing images. Producing these bleak photographs, Garcia discloses her mastery of the photographic medium as well as her versatile, playful nature. Reflecting the eerie genre of her inspiration sources, these photographs interpret one of the most elaborated themes in art – memento mori. Durga Garcia is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” Call For Artists! Browse the work and learn about the artist in the Dark edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

www.durgaGarcia.com

Douglas Bosley

ArtAscent "Dark" call for entry winner

The feeling of unease arouses after looking at dark, post-apocalyptic images by Douglas Bosley, an ingenious printmaker who conceived a meticulously designed and conceptually cohesive vision of the world in a series of his mezzotints. Douglas Bosley is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” Call For Artists! Have a closer look at this artist and body of work in the Dark edition of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal.

www.dougbosley.com

Jason Gibbs

Shining Beacon

He remembered her. Her mind was a shining beacon in the darkness. They’d met, banally, at a bar, and begun talking. Soon they were sharing intimacies as if they’d known each other for years. He’d told her so much, and she had reciprocated. He thought that – finally – his long night was over. “Look, we’ve had a great time, but it’s over.” The words still hurt him. He knew why she’d said them; he’d tried to explain what he saw. “The world is dark. Everyone carries…

As a representative of a style labeled “flash fiction,” Jason Gibbs writes short stories that are often preoccupied with the idea of darkness in the world. A mystery entitled “Shining Beacon,” explores the concept of evil as the author has “often wondered if those who do evil things see the world in a different way from the rest of us” in order to comprehend “whether darkness was the source of bad intentions.” Jason Gibbs is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent “Dark” Call For Writers! To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.jasonmgibbs.co.uk 

Katy Wiedemann

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.katywiedemann.com

Anna Oberfeld

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.annaoberfeld.com

S.B. Borgersen

The Feel of Dark

Nanny I can’t see
my young mewls cry through the night
she calls back
you’ll have to feel; like they do in France

grasping the edges of eiderdown
stitched in pink like raspberries
five-year-old fingers reaching for ridges
of peeling treakled Anaglypta

not hearing her grandmotherly smile…

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.sueborgersen.com

Kara Hamilton

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.karahamiltonart.com

Jihane Mossalim

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.jihanemossalim.com

Linda Hegland

Fear of Drowning

My son confesses to me a fear of drowning. He struggles to understand it. A love of paddling uneasy canoes up green-scummed streams; a love of hanging over the side of a crab boat – thick, sun-bleached hair in his eyes, his fingers making whorls in the reflection of his face; a love of stroking through the water, eager, like a porpoise racing waves. He has this love for the water, but cannot understand why he fears it so, why he fears he will drown…

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.hegland.wix.com/intothewild

El-Yesha Puplampu

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

Kimberly Ayers

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.kimberlykjer.com

Christian Wilbur

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.christianwilbur.com

Jacqueline Suffolk

Still Life

With small sharp knife she peels potatoes that lay in her hand
pokes and slides the short blade under the skin and pries
the peelings so slender, long curls in the pot they land.

On the cluttered shelf above her, sits the final demand
she holds a perfect creamy white, no marks only pits for eyes
with small sharp knife she peels potatoes that lay in her hand…

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

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Susan Hart

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

Richard Jacobo

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

Sandra Doore

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.sandradoore.com

Jeffrey Puccini

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

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Pamela Wagner

What you most desire

Deseria watered her skull garden every evening after twilight. In the day, the roses were withered and black. After she watered them, they bloomed cream, and their scent filled the night air. Deseria loved her flowers, almost as much as she loved the skulls that fed them. She lived alone in that castle, with never a visitor. It was the creepiness…

Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

Chris Williams

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Distinguished Artist of the ArtAscent “Dark” call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Dark” issue.

www.cjwilliamsartist.com