A is for: Art. Primitive. Modern. Explosive. Gunpowder. Art.
C is for: Crispy. Some of my work turns crispy.
D is for: Dud. I light the fuse. Nothing happens. Man, it's dull. I say, "Damn it! A Dud!'
E is for: Explosion. Explosion. Explosion. More explosions. Based on empirical data, one in three goes bad.
F is for: Fire Marshall. I've only been in trouble once. Fuse works here, too!
G is for: Gunpowder. Fine grade. Medium grade. My favorite, Cannon Grade. I use a lot of gunpowder.
H is for: "Holy hell, it worked!"
I is for: Ice. It soothes my burns. I gotta remember to keep my gloves on. And ice keeps my brandy old-fashioned from heating up.
J is for: Jump. I jump out of the way and grab my camera when I light the fuse. Sometimes it's easy. Sometimes it's not.
K is for Killing. As in Less Killing.
L is for: Light It Up!
M is for: My mission. The more gunpowder I use, the less there is for killing people.
N is for: Nude! Burned nudes can be hot and sexy or full of debris and char. You decide.
O is for: "Oh Shit. We needed a longer fuse!"
P is for: Poppies. I destroyed Van Gohs poppies. Then I made lilies. I hope he's not pissed. I guess that's his problem.
Q is for: Quit. I quit my job to blow things up. Yay!
R is for: Renee. I love Renee. I could not do this without her support. She said she's "on board" with this. Seriously.
S is for: Spaceship. My Girlfriend's Spaceship!
T is for: Trees. As in Burnin' White Trees!
U is for: Uncultivated Black. A cool abstract series. I need to do more.
V is for: Vegamerica. Trump, seriously? Vote for Kanye.
W is for: Why Are You Burning Flowers All The Time!
X is for: Xerothermic. It means dry and hot. I hope my paint is dry and my explosions hot.
Y is for: Yeasty. It means exuberantly creative. Am I yeasty? It sounds seriously awful. But sure, light the fuse.
Z is for: Zappo. My lighter.
Stick Vega is the American Gunpowder Artist and author of LESS KILLING. Stick currently lives and creates explosive pop art at The Blast Factory in Madison, Wisconsin. Not limited to one medium, he works in gunpowder drawings and paintings, photography, digital art and writing. Follow Stick on Facebook and/or Twitter.