Saturday, June 27, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise June 27, 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...



"Elephant and Pigeons" by Sarah Deremer.


The piece is already very surreal, so virtually any aspect of it could be used in your piece. I personally like the small fact that that elephant is in the snow. Normally when you think of elephants it's in a much warmer environment. A small touch, but I think a nice one.

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