As writers, we want our characters and our settings to be memorable and unique. This isn’t always easy to accomplish. They key is to look at your characters and settings as something other than what they actually are. That way, we will see things we normally wouldn’t. Try this.
If you (or your character, or your setting) were a piece of fine art, what would you/he/she/it be, any why? What aspects of that piece of art would define the characteristics of that character or place? Take 10 minutes to write starting now.
What art work did your character or setting end up being?