Autumn Silence ~ #010 November 2013 – Phone-ku Haiga

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mid afternoon

in the autumn silence

I wait for thunder


Altered Phone Camera Photograph and Scanner Photography

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • LGA340 Basic Digital Phone Camera
  • Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

This phone-ku haiga is a modified version. The original haiku I sent with the image was too descriptive of the image (or the image was too much of an illustration of the haiku). Either way it did not work as haiga for me. This version works better (imo). 

The original haiku was:


cloud dark sky

this autumn afternoon

an early lamp


My current thinking on haiga:

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 or an intensifying of the moment 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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