Not Realism

This week, we will be taking a journey into the world of Surrealism.  Here is a lovely essay about this movement and what it embodies.  Surrealism asks for you to imagine.  To take the real and process it in the factory of the mind, where added colors, shapes and packaging can change it into a totally new product.  My initial idea was to reinterpret The Persistence of Memory by Salavador Dali, as this work is pretty well known and found interesting by many.  However, I then decided to allow for a broader interpretation of things and so will simply concentrate on the movement this week.  So here is my Dragon Fly. wp-1469072404064.jpg

This stemmed from my often picking dragonflies as a subject and wondering what it would be like to reinterpret them.  Do you see what I did there?  Just a quick, fun leap into the imagination!  Do feel free to visit Dali’s aforementioned artwork here to gain some additional inspiration and to learn more about Surrealism in general.

So for you this week:

Add some surrealism to a recent dream, thought or memory that you’ve had.

Make it simple, or make it elaborate.  Just make it.  Also, if you are new to What’s Next Wednesday, please visit the event page here for all the specifics and don’t forget to add the hashtag #whatsnextwed to your work so we can all share in the creativity.  Thanks for checking out this post, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Sophia

 

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