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Jeanne Donegan

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Jeanne Donegan presents two coexisting, inseparable concepts of gaze and power in a photographic series. While examining traditionally imposed gender roles, the series focuses on the often disregarded notion of feminine desire. Jeanne is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent “Desire” call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Desire” issue.

www.jeannedonegan.com

Brittany Smith

Doors

Sometimes people stare at the old man pedaling a rusted red bicycle with a door lashed to it by bungee cords. Stewart doesn’t give a damn. He collects used doors. On Saturday mornings, he examines the newspaper and circles any promising garage sale listings. Then he maps out a route. The goal is to visit as many houses as possible without having to double back. He’s rigged his bicycle to carry the doors home…

It’s easier to handle desire than pain. It’s better to pursue the longing, even if it drives us mad. It gives one hope. And hope dies last. This appears to be the core impulse of “Stewart,” the main character of Brittany Smith’s short story “Doors.” Brittany is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent “Desire” call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Desire” issue.

www.brittanysmith.net

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Kazuma Sambe

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You are what you eat, says the known phrase. Led by the idea that people rarely ingest what they need, but they rather intake information that fit their craving. Kazuma Sambe produced a series of ceramic sculptures depicting this intriguing and rather ugly truth. Kazuma is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent “Desire” call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Desire” issue.

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Jinsoo Song

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The abstract sculpture series entitled “Objects of Tertiary Contact” by Jinsoo Song symbolizes the artist’s perpetual state of desire provoked by his celibate lifestyle. The convex shapes of Song’s pieces are produced using ceramic body casts of the artist’s previous series of works; they emulate female features in negative, emphasizing their absence. Jinsoo is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent “Desire” call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal “Desire” issue.

www.jinsoosong.com

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Brett Henrikson

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

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Lusine Varzhapetyan

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

www.lusinevarz.com

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Sara Richard

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

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Robert Mercer

Desire

A baby’s life begins in pain,
Erasing thoughts of whence it came.
No words or memories thus retained,
Except desire to live again!

Desire that tired of books it wrote,
Reborn with gifts in different boats.
For you to sail and write about,
In episodes as it…

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

 

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Vincent King

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

www.kingsculpture.com

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Leah Korbin

 

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

Jason Avera

Alikat

The Sun started out by cracking through my window.
He was settling in and wanted to tell me about this girl
I had never met who was on my mind. He started out with all the classic tales and stories, reasons for romance
that I’d obviously grown out of and tired of. True love, and faith, and fences and all those toasty horizontal things. Always sailing by and through me. My eyes refocused on…

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

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Nancy Sendell

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

Kate W Henderson

Desire

Insistent. Inciting. Inimitably coercive. It defines you.
Extorting your soul without regret. There is but one goal in its quest.
Capturing that one thing you are stalking to the exclusion of everything else. Common sense abducted by addiction, rationalization claims your moral
compass ensuring your tumble into the abyss of longing, need and desire.
Desire, its own master, unrepentant in method, unflinching…

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

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Agata Wiśniowska

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

www.agata-wisniowska.artistwebsites.com

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Debra Keirce

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

www.DebKArt.com

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Vijay Paniker & Natalya Sturlis

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

Alex Steiner

Hating Desire

If only we could trust people, to reflect their Desires. People searching their eyes…
For the person, they dreamed to be.
If not for Desire…
Desire is a mirror of loss.
It was not the first time. Not the first time, I had awoken to a new reality. A reality I did not trust, for its desertion of…

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

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Jeremy Brooks

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

www.klai-body.com

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Kanthy Peng

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

Brittany Smith

Tasty Buns

The man working at Tasty Buns is probably half her age. But something about the way he handles the apple fritters tells Sheila that he knows his way around a woman. She’s never caught his name, and decides it is Andre. Every day, she watches Andre’s tanned arms and graceful hands moving, plucking the pastries from…

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

www.brittanysmith.net