February 12, 2011

Haiga 499 Yosa Buson haiku 9

Haiku by Yosa Buson. Artwork by myself.
The haiku is about the sound, something you cannot see, and has no shape. It is always a challenge to visualize something like this.
The haiku is also about the temple bell, usually a heavy casted bronze type.
I first drew lines, keeping in mind the general shape of the bell, also at the same time, thinking about its sound and the waves its generates when being hit.
Overall effect resulted in pretty abstract, but the abstraction stems from the actual shape of the bell. (most of the so called abstract paintings begin from the sketch of actual object or scene, good example being a series of tree paintings by Piet Mondrian)


Alan Summers said...

Another fine haiga with Buson's poetry.

Alan, With Words

Ralf Bröker said...

Great way to show sound, kuni san. Fine haiga.

Best wishes

kuni_san said...

Thans for the comments.
I've found that simple lines are suitable to express abstract and poetical aspect of things. When modeling is added, the physical aspect of the thing comes out more.