|Year of creation||2018|
|Dimensions||30.48 W × 30.48 H × 1.9 D cm|
|Type of art||painting|
|Materials||mixed method, canvas|
Description of the Artwork “Soup's On”
A collagist is always looking, always deconstructing and reconstructing. From dentist waiting room magazines to church hymnals to art history masterpieces at the museum to nightclub flyers, my mind is constantly snipping, juxtaposing, discovering, experimenting, replacing, gluing over, scraping back layers, recontextualizing. I am driven by eclectic curiosity, and by the joy of juxtaposition. My work is a curiosity cabinet and an apothecary of magic potions and spells. It is poetry, and a surreal dream. It is the frantic pace of the city and the magnificent silence of the night. It is about love and death and the sacred and inane, and the absurdity and beauty in all things.
Lorette C Luzajic, Canada
Lorette C. Luzajic is an award winning mixed media artist and writer living in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been shown in hundreds of local galleries and other venues over the years, in both solo and group exhibitions, as well as in around the world, in Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, New Orleans, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Tunisia, Mexico, and more. Lorette graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in journalism, but ended up pursuing the creative life she had always dreamed of. Both her writing and her visual artwork are inspired by art history, literature, especially poetry, other forms of human creativity, and her travels in other countries. Lorette celebrates the intersection of writing and art as editor ofThe Ekphrastic Review, a journal she founded in 2015 that is devoted to poetry inspired by art. She teaches workshops in both mixed media collage and ekphrastic writing.