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 appear to share.

She finds inspiration in the surreal shapes and metaphors of ancient boulders and prickly plants that spill over the boundary of  Joshua Tree National Park.  Her years with students in Public Schools have kept her attention focused 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 narratives are always from someone’s real life story.

“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.

Colorful flowers against field and sky.
Fragility of Flowers Painting by Sherry Killam