July 29, 2011
Haiga 618 Linked haiga - moon
Haiku by Michael McClintok and Taneda Sandoka. Artwork by myself.
In some areas of the world, moon is attributed to female, and sun to male. The attribution is opposite in some others. I do not know why it is so, but one thing is common, that is, both moon and sun are viewed as something sacred. They are above us always, 24 hours a day, watching and caring. It is no wonder that poets and haijin of all generation have taken up sun and moon as theme of their literature.
As a visual artist, the circular shape of the sun and moon is valuable. Just placing sun or moon in a painting makes it structured, giving it a good focal point.