We’re kicking off the 2014-2015 Story Starters Contest with a bang by featuring the stunning work of Lorette C. Luzajic!
To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art featured below. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original. Submit your entry in the comment section below. Check the full entry rules and format here.
Lorette C. Luzajic has channeled her overactive imagination and voracious curiosity about everything into collage-based mixed media art.
Every technical and philosophical facet of her art is committed to the application of mixed media, redefining the term to include concepts and ideas as well as tangible physical materials. This cross-genre pasticcio is born from and dependent on collage, which naturally experiments with subliminality, intercontextuality and the unexpected narratives that emerge from both playful and planned juxtapositions.
Assorted materials for a piece might include, for example, acrylic paint, oil stick, chalk pastel, eyeshadow, gum wrappers, a conversation heard on the bus, religious symbolism, spray paint, graphite, inspiration from a Michael Jackson song, snippets of poetry or Bible verses, found letters, vintage postcards, playing cards, newspaper clippings, a ghost story, photographs of people she’s never met, overt or hidden references to classic or contemporary literature, and glitter glue.
Lorette lives in Toronto, Canada, where she shows her art regularly. Her work was also featured recently in Expose: New Orleans as a twenty foot wide, ten foot high billboard. She is also a writer, with poetry, stories and articles published in hundreds of journals, zines, blogs, and papers. Her latest books include Kilodney Does Shakespeare, and Other Stories; Fascinating Artists; and Funny Stories About Depression.