The artists and writers of the Violet issue of ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal and online exhibition.

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Licca Kirk

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

According to the laws of optics, Violet is a complimentary colour of yellow, which is a symbol of mind and intellect. From that point of view, Violet can be seen as a representation of the depth of unconsciousness – the place where myths, dreams and fairy tales are born. And the world of fantasies and fairy tales is exactly the place where Filipino-American artist Licca Kirk feels herself at home.

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

www.komorebisan.com

Mary Kandalian-Aslanian

A Violet Day

It rained on and off almost all day. Then the sun peeked behind the hills and put on a glorious show painting the evening sky shades of yellow, orange and purple with brazen strokes….

Violet colour prompts us to escape from ordinariness and daily routine, and creates a philosophical mood. It is no coincidence that its tints can be seen regularly in the interiors of different temples and devotional items of the past and modern epoch. For many artists it is a symbol of an insight moment and inspiration.

Mary Kandalian-Aslanian is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Violet call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Violet issue.

Kerri Lane

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In one of his books, Wassily Kandinsky has characterized Violet eloquently: “Violet is therefore both in the physical and spiritual sense a cooled red.” This colour absorbed the vigorous character of red, though in a much more subdued way. It always leaves the impression of something unspoken – of a power emerging inside – like in the image of a flower bud, which has always been a symbol of femininity.

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

www.KerriLaneCollection.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Julie Weber

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Creating art is similar to alchemy: the main target in both cases is finding the Quintessence of Life. In Hellenistic alchemy, the process of opus is divided into four stages: Melanosis (production of black metal), Leukosis (transforming black colour to white/silvery), Xanthosis (the silver changing to yellow/’gold’) and Losis (gold turning to Violet). The appearance of Violet marks the end of the Great Work: “Finally, when you make it violet, all substances become a unity.”

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

www.julielweber.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Anita Wexler

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.anitawexler.com

Sharyn Williams

Violet

“Fricken Violets?” my 19-year-old quipped, a beautiful face with a tucked in grin and a comically
raised eyebrow in wait….

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

www.sharyn-williams.squarespace.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Judith Cameron

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.glac0.wix.com/judithcameronart

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Georgia March

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.spiritgirl.net

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Suzanne Stacy

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.stacyartworks.com

David V. Hughey

The Violet Moth

Is the violet moth
a butterfly? Does it even
remember its flattering transformation?…

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

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Jamie Ashman

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.jamieashman.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

T.J. Aguilera

 

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Bruce Bain

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.brucebain.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Priya Baxter

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

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Angela Calabrese

Aunt Violet’s Trunk

Back when I was a young child, playing hide and seek with my cousins Lou and Charlie was nirvana.
“Ready or not. Here I come!”…

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

www.AngelaCalabrese.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Mina Hedayat

 

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.minahedayat.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Kerri Hobba

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.kerrihobba.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Robin Ay

 

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.RAconcepts.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Gianna Izzolo

 

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.giannaizzolo.squarespace.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

Yen Phang

 

ArtAscent Artist of the Violet call for artists

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

www.yenphang.com