Writing exercise

Writing for liberation exercise: Surreal words

We paint with words. We take colours and ideas and forms and we stroke and blend them together to create new things. For this exercise, take inspiration from these surreal art works, and brainstorm at least 10 objects, at least 10 verbs, and at least 10 descriptive adjectives (colours, shape etc), and use them to come up with your own surreal objects or paintings. Once you have those, see if you want to do anything with them (you might particularly love the poetry of one, for example, and write a poem or story or vignette about it).

(Artworks by Remedios Varo, Robert Bowen, Nikolina Petolas, Catrin Welz-Stein, K Gibson, Vladamir Kush)