For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb
Psalm 139:13

Tuesday 15 March 2011

writing inspiration - orchestra skins

'Three young surrealist women holding in their arms the skins of an orchestra'

Dali 1936
Oh surrealism.

In one of my writing classes last week we discussed tragic flaw, and were challenged to write prose poetry exploring this idea, using a Dali postcard as a prompt. I have to say, I'm not really a Dali fan (melty clocks and mighty 'tache aside) but I found this quite a nifty excercise. This postcard did hurt my mind a bit, but it was great to work from an image that is already established, to tease the story out of it.
What images inspire you?

P.S. When I googled 'Dali Moustache', I was greeted with this excellent bit of hair/architecture. Who is this man and where can I find him? What a champ!


  1. becca how do you not love dali? when he was at uni, he refused to sit his final exams, because he did not believe the examiners where qualified to comprehend his genius.

  2. Oh Dali. You are so melt-y. Here is something for your eyes to feast on miss becca- a wind powered knitting machine which makes scarves!



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