December 22, 2010

Haiga 455


Haiku by myself. Photo is by Toni Piccini of Italy.
Toni sent me a batch of photographs of snow. This one caught my eyes, and then added a haiku. The Nature is so huge and complex. Artists have been tackling with it: some imitating it, some attacking it....only to the extent of small addition to it.
This photo shows a nice addition, scraping snow like this. Very creative. Jasper Jones, a NY painter in '50s, used this scraping method often. It kind of shows the passage of time, and enhances the flatness of the picture plane.

3 comments:

Devika said...

To see art as an addition to nature is so much a good way to look at it....wonder if nature needs that addition?....exploitation was what i thought of it....but how can poets and artists who look at it and write verses or create art exploit or attack nature...Guess they can only imitate/copy...its the corporate-government-media syndicate that exploits, displacing it's people and exploiting the resources,

I know i don't have to say all that to you....just sharing my thoughts, Kuni-san,

Good haiga,...and so much expressive about the picture, :)

wishes,
devika

kuni_san said...

Nice comment, Devika san.
Addition perishes eventually, but not the Nature itself so I guess the Nature is broad-minded that it does not mind a little addition.
You are right about imatate/copy. It is the tradition in Japanese art and I guess in Asian art, too.

Devika said...

Yes, Kuni-san... i can say of myself...i don't think i would have developed any interest in art or poetry/sculpture/painting or even music -- if I had not been able to relate it to elements of nature :)

wishes,
devika