Haiku — A Winning Essay in the Art Writing Contest!

[Dear readers, we are publishing the essays of the 16 finalists in the New Art Writing Challenge Contest on artblog and the St. Claire! Today, we publish the finalists in the category of “100 words or less”. Thanks to all those who participated and submitted more than 70 articles. And thanks to our jurors — Hrag Vartanian, Abigail Satinsky, and Nell McClister–who picked the winners. We are energized by all the wonderful writing that was submitted, and know you will enjoy reading it! — the Artblog editors]

Finalists in category: 100 words or less

(After seeing A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly by Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck at the Fabric Workshop and Museum — ed.)

By Kellie Rados

is this waking life?
if it is, something is off
the fireplace nods yes


across the threshold
palms and shins make the journey
the inner kingdom

Kellie Rados, "Fireplace."
Kellie Rados, “Fireplace”.

Kellie started her career as an advertising account exec in NYC, but then decided that the visual arts were more her thing, so she went to design school. She is currently a production designer for a marketing communications agency and does freelance graphic design in her free time. She is extremely fond of cacti and West Coast oysters.