Zoë Sparks

Zoë Sparks

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About Zoë Sparks

Who I am

Hello! I'm Zoë Sparks, a music and language artist with a deep interest in computers and food. In all of my endeavors, my focus is on surprising and intricate beauty—like tasting a mathematical object, or having a telepathic interaction with a flower.

I make a wide variety of things. Some of them are purely aesthetic—music, literature, videogames and computer art. Others are more functional—utility programs and recipes. I strive to have enough breadth and depth in my work to have something that resonates with everyone. I'm also eager to share the specialized knowledge I have and help others to create their own beautiful things.

On top of my solo work, I also collaborate with other artists. Lily Zone (Crypt Worlds) and I work closely together—we're making Crypt Underworld, as well as a soon-to-be-released multipack of games (Song of Homunculus, The Last Car, and Crypt Worlds: Director's Edition). Also, Everest Pipkin and I have worked together; in addition to performances and gallery shows when we lived in Austin and a residency we did together in Kansas, we've done a YouTube curation project called "Snowfall DESTROYS Three Cars" (see playlists 1, 2, 3, and 4).

If you'd like to see my work, take a look at my website. If you find my work meaningful, please contribute here, so I can stay alive and healthy enough to keep working.

My personal circumstances

If you're curious about the situation I'm living in, here is a bit of information: I'm trans, I live in poverty—this is my sole source of dependable income—and I have a number of health conditions that leave me reliant on the often-hard-to-access healthcare system and make it difficult to consistently function. I've been diagnosed with chronic complex migraine with aura, psoriatic arthritis, delayed sleep phase syndrome, and ADHD; my life has been a kind of constant carousel of getting and losing treatment for those conditions as I move around the country to wherever the rent is cheapest, gain and lose health insurance, and so on. These days, Lily Zone and I live together, so any threats to my housing impact her as well.

I'll keep making art as long as I'm physically able—I've focused my life on it since I was a kid and it's what drives me to keep going in life. Your contribution helps ensure that I'll be able to get healthcare, buy food, and have a place to live and work while that's going on.

Thanks so much to everyone who supports me! Even those of you who just give a dollar are making a real impact on my life—that's sometimes the difference between the red and the black for me.

My lovely avatar is by @men_icandoit14.
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$127.46 of $200 per month
Roughly covers our bills.
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