The Artery ManifestoDon't believe what the emo kids say - arteries aren't just for cutting.The Artery Manifesto by zebrazebrazebra
The Artery isn't a club or a community, in the usual sense of the word - it doesn't have its own account and it doesn't have lists of its members. What it does have is a method for connecting accounts and members to each other. Just as a real artery pumps blood from one part of the body to the other, The Artery promotes the exchange of ideas from genre to genre, ferrying inspiration from one group of artists to another (and back again - I realise that process would technically be called The Vein, but there's only so far one can carry an analogy.)
This initiative grew out of my long association with noted traditional artist maxine. Throughout our long history we've constantly created artworks that complement one another - she's illustrated my poetry and I've written accompaniments to her paintings. I have never had a more fulfilling creative relationship. We want to share this experience with you all!
The Artery: Challenge TwoA huge round of applause and multi-coloured kittens to all the participants for the first week's challenge! Here are the submissions we received:The Artery: Challenge Two by zebrazebrazebra
Black Christmas by joshisgross
Cheer by darkdescartes
Just another day... by MSJames
Adventist by trihardist
Artery by novembrandt
Lovely, aren't they? Five visual submissions and five poetry submissions exactly, which is rather nicely symbolic of what the Artery's all about. Very impressive all around!
The Artery Database
The Artery Manifesto menti