Why I Am Not An Artist
Why I Am Not An Artist | 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 is today’s prompt:
Today is your first day with your illustration, your muse for the next month. But…you’re not the artist. No, you’re a writer! Take today to imagine that you’re getting to know the artist through the illustration:
- What is the illustration’s composition?
- How is it shaded and colored?
- How does it make you feel?
- What do you think you can learn about the artist through these choice?
- What do you recognize about yourself as not being the artist?
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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