September 26, 2011
Haibun+artwork: F.W.Owen haibun
Haibun by F.W.Owen. Artwork by myself.
Artwork for haiku, and so why not artwork for haibun?. That was how I figured, and made this.
This haibun reminds me of my college days, when I did some part time artworks for a small project of the State of Hawaii. The project was to develop an educational textbook for Honolulu Prison. I worked with a few other people for this project, including a young woman.
She was very enthusiastic about this project and always took initiative in our discussion. One day, we all visited the prison and held a discussion with the staffs of the prison. She was doing OK at first, but the prison staffs were not easy guys to talk to, and eventually she stopped talking. When we got out the place, she began to sob and rest of us consoled her all the way back home.
I do not remember now if she stayed with us till the end of the project.