No Medium | 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:

What is the title of your work?

Untitled AWM 2015

Have you titled it yet?

Yes, saved as Untitled AWM 2015

What is your illustration’s title?

AWM Illustration 13

What genre are you writing in?

Free write

Did you start in that genre?

Yes, I generally prefer starting freely.

All of these things are just constructs – scaffolding and framing we build to make sense of art, to justify art and put it in a relatable context. They are all pedestals for us to place the writing and art on to honor it. Though creativity is universal, some would say Art (capital “A”) exists purely based on the fact that these pedestals exist.

  • Smash your pedestals. Destroy your work today – cut it up, reinterpret it, shift it to a new genre.
  • What do you gain from deconstructing, destroying, and subverting the illustration?
  • What do you gain from doing this to your writing?

Remember to blog and share your post in the comments below!

Now that’s a ‘Mashup!’

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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