A young friend recently showed me her new paintings. Honestly, I didn’t get them at first. She combined different types of imagery that didn’t seem to go together. The juxtaposition didn’t make sense to me, until she explained her rationale. Now, I’m convinced this young woman’s art will hang in museums one day.
Of course, she’s not the first creative type to bring together elements that seem disparate. The fusion cuisine trend is well-known example. Hip-Hop musicians have been fusing styles for a while: layering rap over jazz or classical music. This classical pianist is combining piano concertos with dub step.
In 2019, I decided to combine contemporary romance with environmental themes. Since then, I have published three glacier-melting romance novels under the name Tara L. Roí.
What elements can you bring together that don’t seem to mesh?