Preparations

This year I am booked for three exhibitions of my Haiku photography. The first one is in April and time flies. I need to create 12 new ones and I just finished 5. So 4 more to go. The fifth is a triptych (Earth, Wind and Fire) with 4 haikus:

I am seen by name

Several things dance to beat

Warn; Gargoyles here

…………………………………

(Earth)

Hovering over

fathomless waters dark, deep

earth awakes from sleep

………………………………….

(wind)

Windy afternoon

the Gargoyle confronts both;

angel and devil

………………………………….

(fire)

The whirling spirits

try to fire the gargoyle

disappear in air

The Haiku photo’s of the triptych are printed on Fuji 300 gsm paper (A2 size). The others will all be printed on rice paper in A4 size and framed (with passe partout) in A3 sized frames for which I made an own design and looking now for a frame maker who likes a challenge.

The four that are ready:

The Haikus that go with these:

  Haiku Africa

Whispering winds
The ancestors voices
The Soul of Africa

HAIKU EMULSION:

Little more than

pulsing emulsion

the man fighting himself

HAIKU STREAM

Blue Stream glistening

Hiding in the deep valley

Where I know I’m safe

HAIKU DANCE

Slow song sweeltly sung

she sways gently. wishing for

his tender embrace

The River revisited

For me, born behind one of the Dutch dikes, a river in South Africa is more like a little stream in comparison with The Rhine, Volga or Mississippi; just to mention a few. Along our village flows the Klein Rivier (= Little River, or, maybe better in the context: Short River). It’s a fairly long river but its source is quite close to where it flows into the lagoon; it just took a long stretched bended course to find its way.

Recently I published the original picture (at bottom) but decided today to merge it with the inside of a rusty wheelbarrow. And this is the result; not perfect but worth the try:

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