Arts: Visual and Literary

Sunset behind silhouette of desert mountains and bare tree branches.

“Desert Sunset” photograph by Sherry Killam

Sherry Killam is a Mojave Desert artist/writer who uses visual and literary arts to explore angles, layers, slices, and facets of the reality illusion we humans seem to share.

Sherry finds inspiration in the surreal shapes of ancient boulder-beings and prickly plants of the  Joshua Tree National Park.  Her time with children in public schools nurtures her need to focus on the basics, the dynamic relationships between the parts and the whole of everything.

Her colorful paintings, digital art, and photography depict a fleeting point of view,  often with multiple interpretations. The poetry and stories are always from someone’s real life memories.

“We’ve all been there….”




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I Will Grow

Sherry Killam, teacher, author, visual artist.

Sherry Killam

“I love you just the way you are.”






I am the root,
stem, leaf, and flower
of myself.

Don’t hasten the bloom
with your aesthetic impatience.
If the hope of a flower
attracts you,
take care to cultivate me.

Nourish my roots first
Light, air, space for my leaves

If you don’t have the time
buy some pretty cut flowers
and leave me alone.
I will grow.

Coral rose on brown background.

The Lone Bloomer Digital Painting by Sherry Killam