Friday, June 10, 2005

Haiga

Recently I've discovered the serenity and wit of haiga. Haiga is an artform that combines the elements of calligraphy, haiku, and simple watercolor painting. The elements play off one another with simplicity and irony, often creating a humorous effect.

The current issue of Gator Springs Gazette contains some very lovely haiga by Jerry Dreesen. These pieces are tiny slips of serenity and humor, and are well worth contemplating. More of Jerry's art and poetry can be found on his website.

Contemporary haiga can also be found at haiga online, while The Haiga Pages presents both traditional and modern work.

Take a short haiga break today and see if it doesn't lift your spirits.

7 comments:

Myfanwy Collins said...

neat!

Katie said...

It does lift your spirits!

Hamel said...

I would do anything to be artistically non-challenged. Even my three boys laugh at my drawings. I'll check out the link later when I can devote the appropriate time to it.

P. A. Moed said...

Lovely work! It gives me some great ideas for combining photography, music and poetry. Thanks, Sharon!

Debra Broughton said...

Wonderful.

Patry Francis said...

So beautiful. Thank you for introducing me to a new art form.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Glad everyone enjoyed their taste of haiga. It almost makes me want to learn to watercolor.