Scylla Liscombe is a poet, dancer, and visual artist. (www.scyllastrangefire.com) Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she majored in dance at Radford University (Va.) and now lives in Sarasota, Florida. Scylla is one of the few poets in the country working in the ancient, spontaneous, oral mode of composition to music. She is the originator, along with Justin Spring, of SOULSPEAK a contemporary version of the ancient oral poetry used by all cultures prior to reading and writing. They co-founded a non-profit organization, the SARASOTA POETRY THEATRE, which ultimately evolved into SOULSPEAK/SOULMOVES and was dedicated to the healing power of spontaneous and collaborative poetry, dance, and related arts. Scylla is also the founder of SOULMOVES and the SOULMOVES ENSEMBLE, which promote spontaneous movement and dance that expresses the mood of the moment using mask and costume. Her art has appeared at various venues in Sarasota, Florida including the Longboat Key Art Center, Art Center Sarasota, Unity Church, Center for Arts & Humanities, in magazines and as cover art on books and music albums.
Portfolios consist of: photo montages/collages/triptychs; tempera & marker abstracts on paper (also combined with cut-outs); miniature box scapes; tempera, acrylic, and glitter on paper, canvas, and board; paper collage, and photography.