February 25, 2011
Patti Smith haiga and its making
I finished reading "Just Kids" by Patti Smith. A nice feeling lingered.
I had an empty box of chocolate (my friend in San Francisco had given it to me). When I threw it away, I tore it in pieces. The torn edges caught my eyes, retrieved the pieces, arranged them and scanned them. (image 1 & 2)
On Photoshop, I cropped the scanned image, filled in the right side white space with dark blue (image 2 & 3)
I changed the hue and enhanced color saturation to the maximum (image 4)
At this stage, Patti Smith came to my mind and decided to make a haiga for her. I searched online a right photograph of Patti and her life long partner Robert. (image 5) Then I pasted the photo on the image (image 6).
I then transported the image to Adobe Illustrator, and added color bars and haiku text (image 7)
The night cityscape is that of SF, but resembles that of Manhattan where Patti's story mainly took place. In the letter "San Francisco", only "France" is legible. Patti's preferred poet, Arthur Rimbaud was a French.