Bending Time

If I could turn back the hands of time

bending time

I would turn corners

jump through the magical loops of mystery

 just to find the words to make you feel alright.

 

If I could bend time

I would squeeze through trees

tumble across the Serengeti

lap, sip, and drink the Atlantic

all to show you the depths of my love

that runs deeper than surface to crust.

 

The voided crater you were unfortunately given at birth is not yours to own.

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Welcome to the 2017 Transcend Series online Gallery!  Scroll down to preview 12 Collections telling true stories of foster-care children cared for by PCHAS.  Each collection consists of 4 Art Genres: Poetry, Art, Fashion & Editorial Photography.  Proceeds are donated to PCHAS.  For Sales Inquiriesmore information about this event, Transcend 2019, our collaboration team and PCHAS Click here. Double click any image below to enlarge and scroll.  

Collection 1 Bending Time  

 

Artist: Scott Henderson

Ink Resistant Print 30" x 40"

For Sale 

Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Creative Director, Photographer: Angela Antonson

Limited Edition Prints For Sale 

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Collection 2 Cutting Through The Noise 

 

Cutting Through The Noise

 

Cutting through the noise

Drowning my emotions

Numbing my feelings

Cut by cut

My expression of choice

To erase my reality

Empowering my center

An escape of my lonely world

 

Hoping for something I never knew

Lower I go to reach the floor of my stability

Only to find it loved me cold

But snatched was I from my brutal plan

And help I found from those special hands

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Artist: Scott Henderson

Ink Resistant Print 30" x 30"

For Sale 

Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Creative Director, Photographer: Angela Antonson

Limited Edition Prints For Sale 

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Collection 3 The Right of Whitney  

The Right of Whitney

Home to home

With no place to roam

No place to lay my dreams

Allow my thoughts to scale

Tall building in a single bounce

 

No place to ease my body

To rest my developmental self

Taken by advances

Raped by monsters

Bitten by the truth

Manipulated to hide my youth

Full of hate

You dared not to claim the mistake

Full of hurt

Yet your words be so curt

 

You took me in

And wanted me to win

As long as my past felt pins

Didn’t stick to your only kin

 

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Artist: Scott Henderson

Ink Resistant Print 30" x 40"

For Sale 

Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Creative Director, Photographer: Angela Antonson

Limited Edition Prints For Sale 

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Collection 4 The Graduates 

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The Graduates

Odds would say

I’m down for the college count

But the Green’s of love

Stabilized my walk

And taught me to persevere

 

Through their love and attention

I became a child of mention

No matter my years of cycling homes

I found one to cling to

And one to bring

My sister Nora’s things to

 

Perseverance is my name

With several scholarships as my gain

I stand tall for I’ve been giving

The walk of a godly figure

To model my future days

Counter to my starting ways

 

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Artist: Katie Henderson

Oil on Canvas 36" x 48"

For Sale 

Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Creative Director, Photographer: Angela Antonson

Limited Edition Prints For Sale 

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Collection 5 The Mix of Six 

 

The Mix of 6

 

Too many

Too late

Six kids someone must take

 

Altogether they make

A happy escape

To the family ties of a stranger

Bonded over time

Into a magical line of love

And culture to shine

The light of a lost

Which began in their plight

 

From the rays of the sun

To brighten the tenderness of a bystander

Who took a stand and said

Not in this land

Should this pack of six be melt

Like a Popsicle stick

Trapped in a box

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Artist: Jennifer Morgan

Oil on Canvas 36" x 48"

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Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Creative Director, Photographer: Angela Antonson

Limited Edition Prints For Sale 

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Collection 6  Embracing The Bag

Embracing the Bag

 

Addiction

has befallen the children

Addiction

has left them holding the bag

 

Fear based and love starved

Took a toll of time

To accept the caring nature of another

As one they could cling to

And relax to bring their cares and things to

 

For their bag held more than things

But scars and tears

Mended only by patience and a weave of a thread

They could hold no matter where they were led

 

To blossom this three

Into an awesome memory

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Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Creative Director, Photographer: Angela Antonson

Limited Edition Prints For Sale 

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Collection 7 His 1st Love Party 

His 1st Love Party

 

Walking to the cake

My fear is out

I’m developing like the ninja

Sweet icing to eat

And even more to be

A Ninja Turtle for today

 

In my temporary home

I found those to love me

Those to bridge my journey

With agape healing love

 

Get on board the 1st Love Party

Leaving the station

6 years in his life journey

We love him as God loves

We worry not

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Johnathan Hayden Sketch

Artist: Scott Henderson

Ink Resistant Print 30" x 30"

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Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Event Runway Photographer,  Bob Manzano & Danny Campbell

 

Collection 8  Thank You 

Johnathan Hayden Sketch

Thank You

 

There I lay

Naked and alone

Born into this world

An addict

Who can they call?

Who would be prepared?

But you were there

Perfect just for me

 

You were there

To hold me

Console me

To soothe all the pains

I felt inside

You understood

With empathy

For my situation

 

Conceived from a need

A need of want

A need of lack

A need for a fix

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Artist: Katie Henderson

Mixed Media 16 x 20 

Sold

Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Event Runway Photographers:  Bob Manzano & Danny Campbell

 

Collection 9  One More Time

One More Time

 

Over and done

I thought at 9

I had won

But it turned out like

The kind of abuse

That I had grew

Silent I

Because I knew

 

Removed at 4

Then at 5

Stigmatized

With PTSD

Medicated for this

And that, yep too

What more can they

Put on me?

 

Maybe a tour of DDLD

Developed – delayed

Learning – disabled

Not yet done

Here are more guns

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Artist: Katie Henderson

Oil on Canvas 36 x 48

For Sale

Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Event Runway Photographers:  Bob Manzano & Danny Campbell

 

Collection 10  Carly Style

Carly Style

 

Bim-bam-boom baby

I’m dancing to my special groove

I’ve overcome the odds

I’ve jumped in and flowed

High School, college, working, all this

Maintaining my 3+ GPA

 

Bim-bam-boom baby

Not just an easy move

But I’m stepping in the sports medicine tune baby

No matter the decade plus in foster care

I’ve stepped out the tough life  ‘til I’m bare

 

Bim-bam-boom baby

I’m dancing to my special groove

Day by day

Tippy-tap-tap tap

Rejoicing all the way!

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Artist: Kelsey Heimerman

Oil on Wood 26 "x 20"

For Sale 

Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Creative Director, Photographer: Angela Antonson

Limited Edition Prints For Sale 

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Collection 11 A Test of Love

 

A Test of Love

 

As the sun rises so does my love for you

As you kick and scream

Fighting to be supreme

So will my love for you

 

Daily I wait for you to test it

So I can show you how deep my love flows

 

Soon you will see and there I will be

Up to the rising sun

Singing my love for you

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Artist: Kelsey Heimerman

Oil on Wood 26 "x 20"

For Sale 

Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Creative Director, Photographer: Angela Antonson

Limited Edition Prints For Sale 

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Collection 12 Living In My Memories 

Living In My Memories

  

Downtrodden and out

No one to hold my hand

No one to understand

 

A tear, a scream, the horrid dreams

I was living in my memory

 

I went once

I went twice

To settle in a home

I thought could be my own

 

To my dismay

All wasn’t in a way

Where I could grow and become the one

I lived to dream that day in my scene

So once again

I’m living in my memories

Until that day the invite came my way

And in it I found

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Poetry by: Karen DeVille

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Creative Director, Photographer: Angela Antonson

Limited Edition Prints For Sale 

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