The inspiring artists and writers that were selected for the Haunting ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal issue and online exhibition.

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Aleksi Moriarty

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Fear of ghosts seems to be deeply rooted in our minds on the genetic level. According to statistics, 20 to 30 percent of populations in various countries believe in spectres. Our consciousness always attempts to objectify fear in various forms. This is how the carnival culture emerged – the result of those struggling to fill the vacuum they felt inside when facing the incomprehensible with bustle and trumpery.

Aleksi Moriarty is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Haunting call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Haunting issue.

www.aleksimoriarty.com

P.M. Wrighter

Living Ghosts

Whispers follow him – the opinions, thoughts and
discernments of others. He cannot escape them,
just as he cannot escape his falsehood; rather,
his undeniably opaque existence – one in which…

Our brain has huge, unbelievable possibilities. Yet, they are still limited due to the specific “mental optic” we all have: the objective reality (if there is any) is dramatically affected by our point of view. As Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “There are no facts, only interpretations.”

P.M. Wrighter is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Haunting call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Haunting issue.

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Lauren Duffy

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Nobody likes doing useless work, such as aimlessly moving things from one place to another. Usually, such tasks cause aversion, followed by aggression, apathy, etc. Life is also our work, and naturally we try to inherit it with certain meaning.

Lauren Duffy is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent Haunting call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Haunting issue.

www.laurenduffy.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

TollingBell

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Horror is probably one of the most popular genres in the cinematographic art of the recent decades. How can we explain its success? Les Daniels states in his Fear: A History of Horror in the Mass Media research that “…part of the modern enthusiasm for the macabre may be attributed to ancestral memories of the days when demons were almost expected to put in an occasional appearance.”

TollingBell is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent Haunting call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Haunting issue.

www.tollingbell.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Arthur Cadre

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

www.arthurcadre.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Robin Ay

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

www.RAconcepts.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Lorca Jolene

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

Giorgio Cole

All Hallows Eve

The sun’s solar gas embarks the flourent morning sky of all hallows eve,
as each risen inch of light articulates the English broom fields.
The witches withdrawal from their wombs of hell to embody their souls
into the physical world….

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Haunting call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Haunting issue.
www.giorgios-studio.weebly.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Erik Austin Deerly

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

www.erikdeerly.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Candi S. Kalinsky

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

www.kalinskyphotography.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

April Davis

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

www.deadlycreative.com

David V. Hughey

Haunted in the Ginza

Ai knows the Ginza,
lights flashing, colors eating
her whole—the black chow
haunting her soul as she runs…

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

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Olga Zamora

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

www.olgazamora.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Caitlin M Craig

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

Jeff Stone

Well Enough

Claustrophobia rushed over him in relentless waves.
His mouth tasted like metal. Acid clawed its way from
his gut to his throat. Tiny hairs stood on end as cold
sweat raced like a fatalistic messenger down his back.
Someone was watching him….

Distinguished Writer of the ArtAscent Haunting call for entry. To see the full body of work, grab a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Haunting issue.
https://www.facebook.com/Jeff.Stone.Words

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Anna Lauren Oberfeld

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

www.annaoberfeld.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

durga Garcia

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

www.durgaGarciaStudios.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Barbara Xiong

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

Marian Kaplun Shapiro

When The Wolf Came,
Where Did Mommy Go?

MAYBE
a wolf snuck in, put on a housedress
and some lipstick (like in Red Ridinghood,
the better to fool you with)! Those glittering eyes
(the better to see you with)! What became…

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

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

Alex Horrocks

ArtAscent Artist of the Haunting call for artists

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

www.facebook.com/alexhorrocksphotography