June 7, 2011

Haiga Scroll





The Japanese calligraphies I used for my Basho haiga had been assembled in the form of a scroll. It is about 15m(16.4yds.)long. The scroll was prepared by a friend of mine, who plans to sing the haiku and the story of Oku in Japanese style, accompanied by traditional Japanese musical instruments.



He wanted me to add paintings on the scroll. It was already in scroll format and is of rice paper so no re-doing was possible. I painted carefully, and sometime boldly.
We need to be inventive as to how we exhibit this long long thing at the museum exhibition.

9 comments:

Kirsten Cliff said...

Wonderful! Did you paint with water colours?

kuni_san said...

Yes, just the kind of water color paint everybody uses.

Alexis Rotella said...

I would be scared stiff, kuni san, such a bold undertaking.

kuni_san said...

Oh, I was scared all right,Alexis san. I wish I could re-do if I had another chance. Some areas did not come out well in my eyes.

Gillena Cox said...

congratulations again Kuni san, your dedication is admirable; much love...

laughing granny said...

I am stunned, excited, breathless -
wonderful, Kunisan! Fantastic!

Bette Norcross Wappner -- said...

This is amazing and beautiful. Congratulations!

Devika said...

This is so very amazing...as Gillena says, Admirable and Congratulations Kuni-san :)

wishes,
devika

Kids Count 4 Earthday Contest said...

Utterly brilliant, and an amazing achievement.

Even though you, as the artist, can find fault, we wouldn't. We'd just stand back and admire.

Alan, With Words