Bird Table ~ #006 October 2013 – Haiga

©13 Autumn Grapes 3 sml 6x



autumn wine

passed around my garden table

the birds chatter


Altered Photograph

The grapes on my back fence begin to ripen. The birds have left a few.

Haiga ~ haiku within image as one work. 

As I see it in haiga the image should be more than an illustration of the haiku and the haiku should be more than a description of the visual that is apparent in the image. There should however be a connection between the two that is enhanced by their relationship together in the work.

In addition, 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.  

This is the ideal I work toward in my haiga. Sometimes I succeed in these things. Sometimes I do not. For me, it is way fun to try. Aloha—Rick

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