Art & Poetry

Lives Laid Down: Everett L. Carter, Sr.

I met Sgt. Everett L. Carter at his studio at  Lowe’s Mill ARTS, in Huntsville, AL.  He welcomed William Leroy Kennedy and me, introduced us to his major project, Lives Laid Down, and told us about the horrific treatment given to many Soldiers, now, Veterans. He served in…

Mixed Media Artist: Patricia Coleman-Cobb

The moment I met the characters in the work of Patricia Coleman-Cobb, I knew they needed to grace the pages of Garden Spices. Fashioned after the whimsy of the artist, Cobb’s work is multi-dimensional and has personalities we recognize.  Garden Spices welcomes this renowned artist, Patricia Coleman-Cobb.  Gate…

Caribbean Kitchen: Edible Sensations by T.

  Custom Black on Black Cake Black is Beautiful #moist #vanilla #cake #blueberry #fillings #buttercream #coated #ganache #drip #driping #dripcake #toppings #blackberry #Blackberries #blueberries #Piroulines #celebratinglife #life #blessings #birthday #birthdaygirl Living and working on St. Maarten, I experienced the cuisine of Julies Gibs from Caribbean Kitchen in Garden…

Work in Progress: Artist Chinedu Chidebe

I was mesmerized by the work of Nigerian artist, Chinedu Chidebe, haunting, yet spiritual, revolutionary, yet peace- provoking.  “Alignment” was the subject and piece that beckoned me to place his artwork in this issue.  Such a worthy intention, to be aligned. Welcome, Chinedu Chidebe. – Victorine   Artist statement…

Moments

  Can moments be measured? The way minutes can? Is there a clock somewhere With a moment hand? Some moments are heavenly And some are from hell. There are moments meant to be secret, And others that you must tell. The one destined for all to know, The…

Metal works: Desmond Andrew Aisosa Ugiagbe

It was the black dog.  He looked as though he was sculptured from a familiar image, and that sculpting was passionate to the artist.  To think that repurposing can produce such whimsical objects is what makes creativity breathe.  We welcome Desmond Andrew Alsosa Ugiabe to the family of…

Telling Stories: Artist, Jonathan Kwegiry Aggrey

His post of the featured image, Boat Park ii, 56 x 76 cm, Watercolor, made me gasp.  Immediately, I was within the movement of the water and the captivating boats navigating their way home, from fishing, from the city, from wherever.  So compelling his work, I asked him…

Artist, Jacques P. Jackson; Building Human Stories

Mosaic is an ancient and sacred art form. Maybe it’s the iridescent light transmitted by each piece and that each piece is cut and intentionally placed to light the subject. In churches that light is illuminated; In Jacques P. Jackson’s designs, that light dances in the contemporary bodies…

SOMETIMES, I WAIT

  Sometimes, I wait. I watch, OOMeasure, OOAllow, OOAssimilate. Sometimes, I reframe. Perhaps my perspective needs adjustment. How is my time best spent? Now? I don’t know how to get it back. Action is not always called for. Sometimes, I wait.   — Tekla A. Syers resides in…