Friday, September 25, 2009

Week #5

September 25, 2009

Here is the haiga I made for the fifth week of the project.  It is an effort to describe my experience of time.  Being a part of the Time Project was very well timed for me.  I just turned 75 and so I'm thinking about time and memory a lot these days.  The project has given me a way and a place to express my preoccupations.  Some of my effort is to express what seems inexpressible - vague thoughts and feelings, some from the past, some from the present and some from dreams. 

I have chosen the Japanese poetic form called haiga which is a combination of a haiku form and a visual expression which may or may not complement one another. Photoshop Elements gives me ways to combine bits and pieces of previous artwork I've done in a kind of digital collage.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Week #4

September 20, 2009

This is the haiku for the 4th week of the Time Project.  I don't know what to say about it.  I'm in hopes it speaks for itself.

I can say I'm looking forward to today's monthly meeting with the other artists who make up the time Project.  In case I haven't given credit to Sandie Fenton for launching this effort I'd like to now.  She had the idea and has gathered us together.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Week #3

Sept 13, 2009

Attached is my Time Project piece for the third week.  Again this is a tanka (a haiku plus two 7 syllable lines) that has to do with time - or so it seems to me.  I have loved morning glories since I was young and was interested to learn that there are Japanese haiku written about morning glories. 

I have found myself using images I photographed with my cell phone camera.  This camera came to me when I had to replace my cell phone.  It has been a great toy and very practical, since I have it always with me for those times I see something I want to record. 

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Week #2 is week of 9/7/09; then Week #1 is 9/1/09 and has two haiga for Ted Kennedy and two earlier efforts

Week of Sept 7, 2009
This piece is more personal.  It's my effort to pin down a hazy memory of when I first understood about aspects of time. 

Sept 1, 2009
Did two this week because I was so moved by seeing the Kennedy funeral.  In addition to the loss his death is for the country it certainly brought back memories and underlined the passage of time.  And it brought to mind the concept of redemption which needs time to take place.
Haven't posted in over a year, but am prompted to resume blogging by The Time Project. Inspired by Joan I've decided to post my images to highlight the sense of community I feel as a part of the Time Project group. Also it turns out my particular artform seems to be fairly digital as I find myself tempted by my Photoshop Elements software. So here are some images of earlier experiments.