Saturday, August 3, 2019

Art FLASH / 55

For this weekend's art collaboration, I am introducing an illustrator in mixed media ink, Quincy Washington, from Portland, Oregon, USA. He has kindly given permission for us to use his gold-embellished, 'Emperor of the Dawn', for our poetic inspiration. This picture is part of a his Zodiac Series: Royal Talens Collection - Leo.

Emperor of the Dawn
Quincy Washington
Used with Permission
If you repost the image on your blog, please give attribution to Quincy, using the following link:

Feel free to pay him a visit on Instagram, where more of his Dark Art pieces are to be viewed, but not used for this prompt.

If you post your poem on Instagram, using Quincy's image, please tag @albanusdesign and mention him as the collaborating artist in your post.

There are no restrictions placed on this challenge: Let the image speak to you and respond in a poetic or prose form of your choosing: Literal! Figurative! Reflective! Narrative! Symbolic!

As an alternative, you may write a Flash 55 inspired by the art, or on a subject of your choice, in memory of Galen, who first imagined this challenge.

I wish to remind all participants that this linky does not expire and the post remains open and at the top of the page all weekend. If you link early, please return to read other poems linked up after your own.


tonispencer said...

an interesting artist and picture you have chosen for this.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I am very excited to be hosting this challenge! A big thank you to Quincy for sharing his creative vision with us.

Kim M. Russell said...

I wasn't quite sure where the image would take me and I was surprised when I read through what I had written. I hope I've done Quincy's artwork justice.

Margaret said...

I am in NJ and NYC - hopefully I can write to this later this week.

Rommy said...

I had a blast with this prompt. Such a cool image to work with.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I haven't been able to stop thinking about that ginormous (and beautiful) eyeball ever since I first saw it. So, of course... I had fund with it.

Jim said...

Nice prompt, I'd love to have had a secret visit into Washington's mind as he painted this picture here that Kelly has found. It was hard for me to write with or about. So I went with it in Nature's fine way.

robkistner said...

Realy like the darkness of this image KERRY, very powerful. It churned up so any thoughts and visions when I looked at it Saturday evening, that I just now completed composing, editing, and re-editing my poem here. It’s now posted.

robkistner said...

Kerry, sadly you are one of the Blogger poets, along with Rommy, Magaly, Jim, Old Egg, Kaykuala (Hank), and Fireblossom, whose Blogger site will not allow me to leave a comment. It continues to be very frustrating because I enjoy reading all of your work and really would like to leave a comment to tell each of you so. I have a Blogger account and a GOOGLE Account, along with my WordPress account — but it makes no difference… FRUSTRATING! Most complexing to me is that this IGWRT is a Blogger site, and it not only accepts my comments, but recognizes me even before I try to comment? CONFUSING,!