The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.11.17

by November 12, 2017 0 comments

“The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.” Auguste Rodin Stricken (above) by featured artist Mike Fiorito. To see more of Mike’s colorfully crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 11.04.17

by November 5, 2017 0 comments

“When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.” Robert Mapplethorpe ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Bottled Jelly (above) by featured artist Mike Fiorito. To see more of Mike’s colorfully crazy collages, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.28.17

by October 29, 2017 0 comments

“But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given…” Ian Hamilton Finlay ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Unbeknownst” (above) by featured artist Mike Fiorito. Mike Fiorito once again brings us a collection of collages that our eyes feel happy looking at. Fiorito’s works of dark, warm …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.21.17

by October 22, 2017 0 comments

“The only people for me are the mad ones: the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who… burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles.” Jack Kerouac ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Nakedness That Awakens the Wind” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.14.17

by October 15, 2017 0 comments

“To destroy is always the first step in any creation.” e. e. cummings ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Flashback of a Recurrent Hallucination” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s twisted illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week in Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 10.07.17

by October 8, 2017 0 comments

“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.” John Lennon ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Cosmic Flashes in Spiraling Eyes” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.30.17

by October 1, 2017 0 comments

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” Rumi ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Delirious As a Prolonged Arousal” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. To see more of Bill’s twisted illustrations, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.23.17

by September 24, 2017 0 comments

“I want to be a force for real good. In other words. I know that there are bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good.” ~ John Coltrane ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Brief As a …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.04.17 – 09.16.17

by September 17, 2017 0 comments

“Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.” ~ Jean Arp ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Restless As Dream Lightning” (above) by featured artist Bill Wolak. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: We cannot get enough of Bill Wolak! The symmetry, the oddity – …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 09.03.17

by September 3, 2017 0 comments

“If you change the way you tell your own story, you can change the colour and create a life in technicolour.” ~ Isabel Allende ••• The Mad Gallery ••• “Dreaming With Her Eyes Open” (above) by featured artist Shelly Denning. To see more of Shelly’s mad canvases, as well as our other featured artists, visit our Mad Gallery! ••• The …