I’m a sorry partner for small talk

Sergio D. Spadavecchia

05/18/2020

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content=”yes” row_height_percent=”0″ overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ align_horizontal=”align_center” gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ align_horizontal=”align_center” gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDJTIxLS0lMjAlMkY4MzIzMDc4MCUyRkFSVElDTEUtMDElMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2RpdiUyMGlkJTNEJTI3ZGl2LWdwdC1hZC0xNTg5MzMxOTg5MzQxLTAlMjclM0UlMEElMjAlMjAlM0NzY3JpcHQlM0UlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBnb29nbGV0YWcuY21kLnB1c2glMjhmdW5jdGlvbiUyOCUyOSUyMCU3QiUyMGdvb2dsZXRhZy5kaXNwbGF5JTI4JTI3ZGl2LWdwdC1hZC0xNTg5MzMxOTg5MzQxLTAlMjclMjklM0IlMjAlN0QlMjklM0IlMEElMjAlMjAlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]When people ask me where I’m from, I lie and name the last place I’ve been; it’s easier than explaining my nomadic lifestyle, which tends to be a long-winded answer for an unsuspecting small-talker expecting the name of a single city.
Similarly, my creative projects are a conglomeration of textual and visual expression, another tedious response to, “what kind of art do you do?”
I am writer, a painter, a graphic designer, a musician. For some, mastering a niche is ideal; however, my creative outlets fit no specific form, much like the locations that sum up “where I’m from” can’t be traced to one place.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row unlock_row_content=”yes” row_height_percent=”0″ overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ align_horizontal=”align_center” gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner limit_content=””][vc_column_inner column_width_percent=”100″ align_horizontal=”align_center” gutter_size=”3″ overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDJTIxLS0lMjAlMkY4MzIzMDc4MCUyRkFSVElDTEUtMDIlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2RpdiUyMGlkJTNEJTI3ZGl2LWdwdC1hZC0xNTg5MzMyMDM1NzU1LTAlMjclM0UlMEElMjAlMjAlM0NzY3JpcHQlM0UlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBnb29nbGV0YWcuY21kLnB1c2glMjhmdW5jdGlvbiUyOCUyOSUyMCU3QiUyMGdvb2dsZXRhZy5kaXNwbGF5JTI4JTI3ZGl2LWdwdC1hZC0xNTg5MzMyMDM1NzU1LTAlMjclMjklM0IlMjAlN0QlMjklM0IlMEElMjAlMjAlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Being a part of InSpades Magazine has been quite a thrill. When I first joined I thought, “Hey 2016, thanks for living up to my fortune cookie’s promise of a big future. I will forthwith have confidence in my pastries’ prophecies.” Like many of the featured artists in “Issue Zero”, my work is being premiered for the first time in a big, shiny spread, keeping company with the pages of many talented artists from around the world.
Before moving to Toronto, Canada, one of my most recent homes was in a small town in New Brunswick. The town had one streetlight intersection—that’s how tiny it was, and vacant farm fields and calm lakes were within a ten-minute walk, even if I dallied. My creativity manifested through painting and poetry, songwriting and music. Moving to the city, I found my outlets changed; painting turned to graphic design and black ink illustration, while songwriting morphed into fiction filled with streams of consciousness.
Still, I am most inspired by the natural world. Most of my visual pieces blend forest, mountainous terrains and other aspects of wilderness with a human element—an expression of humanity’s contradictive attempts to subjugate and resurrect nature.
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