November 30, 2008

A Tanka by Takuboku Ishikawa

This is my painting titled "Hawaiian Cityscape"
I painted it when I was studying art at Univ.of Hawaii.
About 200cmX170cm in size. Acrylic paint

The painting was purchased by the Honolulu Academy of Arts,
and is one of its permanent collections.

Takuboku Ishikawa, a well-know Tanka poet, wrote;
Saddness of white crane
but not melting in
the blue of the sky and the sea

This is more or less what occupied in my mind then.