|Situational Haiku Series 01|
I made an accordion style book that has eleven pages in it. As I usually work I wanted to add something to each page but I did not know exactly where I was going. In front of my work station was the smallest gelli plate. The AHA moment was that I would add color to each page through the mono-printing process using the gelli plate. Instead of laying the paper on top of what I was printing I flipped the gelli plate over and printed down on the pages of the accordion book. You will notice a slight hint of a second color other than the blue. It is cadmium red and it was left on my gelli plate from a previous use. So far so good.
I have been culling some of my papers, you know the ones that you just have to keep and never use. Out they went but in one box I found some great images from a vintage book. My next thought was to use either one element or maybe even two or three elements for the collages. I just love how this woman looks walking toward something. Now you might think that is the end of the story. No!
I have been writing a bit of Haiku lately and thought I could write a Haiku about this woman. I wanted to give a bit of narrative via the poem to the collage. Then I got to thinking I should put the Haiku right on the finished collage. How to do that? Another AHA moment. I wanted to use vintage type. I found a vintage typewriter font online. So here goes..... Oh, yeah! I photographed each of the eleven collages without the Haiku first because perhaps you might want to write your own Haiku. More on my Haiku experience tomorrow. Mine is below....