Asylum ~ Haiga (A Ku On This #007 Response)
in the summer heat
My response to Ku On This #007–2013 ~ Stone Lantern by Day
My response is in the form of haiga. Your response to the Ku On This prompt does not have to be in the form of haiga—or even haiku. How you respond and how your response connects up to the prompt is up to you.
Haiga ~ haiku within image as one work.
As I see it, both the image and the haiku of haiga should be able to stand alone, independent of each other, each remaining a strong work. Together as haiga, along with a visual balance, they should each offer something new or different to the other—a greater understanding or an alternative perspective possibly.
In haiga the image should be more than an illustration of the haiku and the haiku should reveal more than a description of the visual that is already apparent in the image. There should be a connection between the two that is enhanced by their relationship in the work. This is the ideal I attempt in my haiga. Sometimes I succeed at these things. Sometimes I do not. For me, it is way fun to try.
Please note again: Your response to the Ku ON This image prompt as haiku does not have to be the haiku of haiga. This means the haiku and image do not have to have the same relationship that they would have within haiga.