Category Archives: existentialism

SYLVIA PLATH – Mad Girl’s Love Song. (Set to her poem ARIEL.)

janice j. cunningham


Stasis in darkness.
Then the substanceless blue
Pour of tor and distances.

God’s lioness,
How one we grow,
Pivot of heels and knees!–The furrow

Splits and passes, sister to
The brown arc
Of the neck I cannot catch,

Berries cast dark

Black sweet blood mouthfuls,
Something else

Hauls me through air—-
Thighs, hair;
Flakes from my heels.

Godiva, I unpeel—-
Dead hands, dead stringencies.

And now I
Foam to wheat, a glitter of seas.
The child’s cry

Melts in the wall.
And I
Am the arrow,

The dew that flies,
Suicidal, at one with the drive
Into the red

Eye, the cauldron of morning.

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Song To Say Goodbye

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July 14, 2014 · 9:13 am

Working on a Diligent Project.

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A Poem for Papa (教皇的一首诗)

To honor single mothers everywhere who CHOSE LIFE:

A Poem for Papa (教皇的一首诗).

Your little one says, “Thanks, Mama.”

Happy Mother’s Day.


A single mom sans child. ❤


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BAG OF BROKEN DREAMS. (Subway series) 2003. Gouache/ink on stock. 5×8.

BAG OF BROKEN DREAMS. (Subway series) 2008. Gouache/ink on stock. 5x8.

One of many sketches-turned-paintings inspired by the subway in NYC. It’s a hard place to feel sorry for yourself…so many in need.

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April 13, 2014 · 8:06 pm


ANIMA SOLA.  2008. 16x22. Oil on canvas nailed to board.  SOLD, collection Hannah Brooks, M.D. NYC

ANIMA SOLA. 2008. 16×22. Oil on canvas nailed to board. SOLD, collection Hannah Brooks, M.D. NYC

My painting, ANIMA SOLA, was published. Woot!

Stumbled upon this quite by accident online tonight while sipping hot cocoa. What a lovely surprise! Thank you, #GALLERYNDX. Much appreciated. I am honored and humbled that you shared my oil painting, ANIMA SOLA, with the art world.



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March 30, 2014 · 9:41 am

QUEEN SIZE. 1998. Prismacolor and ballpoint on paper. 6×9.

QUEEN SIZE. 1998. Prismacolor and ballpoint on paper. 6x9.

Scribbled this one while hiding in the ladies’ room from 500 attendees at my first exhibition, “WAKING/DREAMING” in 1998, at SIDEWALK CAFE in NYC’s East Village.
I’m kind of reclusive, lol.

An anti-social social butterfly.   😉


March 22, 2014 · 5:56 pm

The NYC Cockroach: A Brief Tutorial

The NYC Cockroach: A Brief Tutorial.

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The End. 2013, oil and mixed media on canvas. 20×26.

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December 8, 2013 · 7:59 am

Bound/Unbound: Painting of the Day



November 30, 2013 · 4:53 am