Friday, May 1, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise May 1, 2015


Daily Exercise Genre: Ekphrasis.

Ekphrasis is from Greek meaning the description of a work of art as a rhetorical device. That's actually pretty straight forward, but another way to look at it, is it's highfalutin fan fiction, usually about paintings or pieces of music, but it can be about virtually anything. Look at or listen to the following piece of art and write a piece of prose or poetry that is inspired by some aspect of it.


Today's artwork is...

An abandoned McDonalds by photographer Andrew Murdoch.

The contrast of food from a new McDonalds in the beaten up and abandoned McDonalds is fertile ground for a piece of writing. Is it a sort of 'out of time' piece? Are you inspired by the concept of modern decay, of urban exploring, of what happens to those things we see or visit everyday without any upkeep? There's broken glass, graffiti, and perhaps even evidence of illegal scrapping at play. However you interpret this photo, run with it!

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