Author Archives: Jason Sierra

Thousand Word Fridays: Fire

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When the anger settles with the ash,

Will the fires resume their hibernation?

Fitful sleep that never rests, only starves

Weaving new blood into the fabric that binds

That shields, that neglects the wound

But staves the infection

Or will the redded streets sprout branches

Returning asphalt to its stones

Will the world itself arise

And weave its bloody branches

Into the arms of a people waiting

A trellis to divide the sky

And rip the heavens open…

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Thousand Word Fridays: Peace be my Tailwind

Acrylic on Canvas (Digitally Modified)  - Jason Sierra (2011)

Acrylic on Canvas (Digitally Modified) – Jason Sierra (2011)

Being exposed to the native cultures of the Pacific Northwest was a humbling and transformative experience, drawing me into a rich visual vocabulary and tradition. The dove is a constant symbol in our house, a symbol of the peacework that my partner does and a sign of covenant and promise, the constant search for a peaceful and solid place to land. Seattle wasn’t quite it, so still we’re searching…

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Thousand Word Fridays: Flashes of Neon

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Photo by Jason Sierra (2014)

I wonder if the lilac-breasted roller knows how spectacular he looks, floating behind the Zebra, chasing flies. I wish I were  a butterfly or  a mantis shrimp; I’m sure there are colors there I’m missing between the pink-orange and neon blue, cocking his head to look more closely at me. Click click click.

(Pilanesburg, South Africa)

 

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Thousand Word Fridays: Til the flooding subside

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Photo by Jason Sierra (2014)

He stood,

and waited,

his back to me.

listening me into stillness

and waiting for the flooding to subside.

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Thousand Word Fridays: From Strength to Strength

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Jason Sierra (Pen and Ink, Watercolor, Digital, 2010)

Every possible mistake.

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Thousand Word Fridays: Face to Face with a Thin Place

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Jason Sierra (Digital Collage, February 2014)

The sound that thin places make

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Thousand Word Fridays: Fire on the Mountain

Jason Sierra (2014, Collage)

Jason Sierra (2014, Collage)

I see fire – Ed Sheeran

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For the love… (Happy Valentine’s Day)

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For the love that bound my mother’s heart to mine on the day I was born;

For the love that a calming voice wove in my father’s strong arms;

For the love that meant my brother didn’t leave me behind Continue reading

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Change your Cover Photo for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day

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An Amazing Video of Hope (and why I decided to go back to school)

I know I talk a lot about business school and its impacts on me, but I thought I would re-share this video that inspired me about a year ago and convinced me that while the future is hard and scary to imagine (especially in the medium term of 20-40 years), I actually believe we have the opportunity to leave the 20th century behind and find a new and better way of being together. Maybe that has something to do with disassembling the categories of the 19th and 20th century that keep things like business and “social good” separate. I hope so…