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

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Casey Orr

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Syncretism of prehistoric thinking was traced to various forms of totemism. Our ancestors, believing in their connection with a spiritual being (an animal or a plant), attempted to keep the universal balance that is lost in today’s world. Yet, contemporary artists like Casey Orr seek to reestablish this connection between human and nature. Casey Orr is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Wild call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Wild issue.

www.caseyorr.com

Anne Anthony

High Horse

I rode the same high horse you ride so loose and wild,
flung lordly edicts to the masses until rotted roots
tripped my horse and slipped my saddle: face-planted
In my tumble to Earth. No soul came to my rescue,
no gentle forest creature sniffed me out…

In most cultures, horses are associated with nobility, grace, and freedom because they embody the life-forces that are untamed and close to wildness. These life-forces, at times, take us in unpredictable directions. Writer Anne Anthony was inspired by horse symbolism, as is evident in this featured poem. Anne Anthony is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Wild call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Wild issue.

www.anneanthony.weebly.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

David Weinberg

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Culture is inseparable from the society that produces it. Therefore, isolation and seclusion are often seen as something wild and opposed to culture. In reality, wildness isn’t always about freedom and boundlessness; sometimes it’s about the power that is born in seclusion that makes Wildness even more alluring, as David Weinberg proves in his photographic pieces. David Weinberg is the Silver Artist of the ArtAscent Wild call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Wild issue.

www.d-weinberg.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Barbara Boissevain

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Art is often seen as an ‘alternative’ elaboration of nature. Nevertheless, we can’t deny that art inherits a lot from nature and follows its rules, particular the rule of Time, which makes it obvious that man-made heritage is contingent on Wild forces. Barbara Boissevain manifests this in The Trees Will Outlive Us project. Barbara Boissevain is the Bronze Artist of the ArtAscent Wild call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Wild issue.

www.barbaraboissevain.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Tal Eshed

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.taleshed.com

Samantha Armatys

Fukushima

They run rampant there on the abandoned expanses of car parks and silent streets forgotten in time. Shadows are burned into the bitumen beneath the hues cast from cars parked so long that no one owns them now. No one owns anything here now. He flicks his finger across the screen like he’s flicking away a cigarette butt…

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

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Wen Liu

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.wen-liu.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Stewart Wayne Fanning

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Cullen Wegman

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.cwegmanart.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Chris Boyko

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.boykoart.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Eric Johnston

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.ericjohnstonfineart.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Michael Dennis

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.michaeldennisart.wordpress.com

Denise Chilcott

Wildly Free

I’m so wild I could scream!
She would shout this often.
Wild? I thought. Like the Brumby’s that could
been seen grazing on the ridge at sunset? …

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

www.denchil.blogspot.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Chandra Rice

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.chandrarice.blogspot.ca

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Keith Spinn

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.keithspinn.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Vier Und

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.vier-und-art.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Otto Schmidinger

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.studiootto.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Ernie Novo

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.society6.com/ernienovo

Chloé Beltran

Barren Container

Veins sound like the desert wind
They whisper furiously through the passages before them
Your words are soft rose thorns
Echoing in the distance of unborn actions since forgotten…

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

www.chloebeltran.com

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

Irene Sirko

ArtAscent Artist of the Wild call for artists

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

www.irenesirko.com