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2015 Artist Writer Mashup | Lamplighter

Final Thoughts | 2015 Artist Writer Mashup

Lamplighter’s 2015 Artist Writer Mashup is featuring the illustrations of New Jersey artist Lauren Clark. Each participating writer is paired with an illustration. Throughout the project, writers are given a series of prompts, contemplations, and questions. Each participating writer is to compose some work of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry inspired by the illustration. Here are today’s questions:

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the entire project! You’ve put new art into the world inspired by other art, and hopefully the chain of creativity and drive continues forward. Now that it’s all over, tell us how you feel! Answer the following questions in a blog post.

  • What did you ultimately produce?
  • Do you feel that your work is finished or will you continue to edit and refine the work?
  • How do you feel about the project overall?
  • What was the best part of the project? What was the most difficult?

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Lauren Clark graduated from William Paterson University, where she studied various forms of art, and where she started taking Illustration more seriously. Lauren likes to play with imagination, something so many lose as we “grow up.” The series of Illustrations used for this project has been showcased at the Hoboken Arts Festival and on a month long display at a local wine bar. You can see some of Lauren’s work on Etsy.com

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  1. Victoria KalossVictoria Kaloss04-27-2015

    Final Thoughts | 2015 Artist Writer Mashup
    April 25th, 2015
    Good morning Victoria!
    Congratulations! You’ve made it through the entire project! You’ve put new art into the world inspired by other art, and hopefully the chain of creativity and drive continues forward. Now that it’s all over, tell us how you feel! Answer the following questions in a blog post:
    • What did you ultimately produce?
    I produced a prose poem.
    A prose poem produced itself.
    The prose poem produced me.
    • Do you feel that your work is finished or will you continue to edit and refine the work?
    I feel the poem; the piece will require extra production time. I sit, I listen and still hear the poem humming, a soft tune – almost complete, almost satisfied with itself.
    • How do you feel about the project overall?
    A blast!
    • What was the best part of the project? What was the most difficult?
    Best part was meeting and having a chance to expand as a creative person with other creative people.
    Most difficult, waiting for the poem to start – my mind overwhelmed with possibilities, too many options as the illustration’s power wielded mental, emotional and reactive tornados.