The Wanderer Brush, haiga of Ion Codrescu
Watching Ion Codrescu’s haiga paintings the eye is able to feel the harmony between the construction of the text and the flight of the brush strokes of painting, which make the charm and the beauty of these compositions. It is not easy to achieve a link between two forms of expression that are so different: writing and painting, although they seem to have in common the sinuous line on the blank sheet. But one of the lines is forced to form letters and the other line is free to invade the white of the paper with the aim to evoke a feeling, an emotion coming from the poem’s words.
blank spaces at the festive table — December snow — Julie Emerson after yoga my hips open to red geraniums — Vicki McCullough fishing nets in the drizzle of the moon the scent of morning — Maxianne Berger
Size: 7.5″ x 10″
Binding: perfect softbound
Year Published: 2020
Winner of a Merit Book Award, 2020, Haiku Society of America and Shortlisted, 2020 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award, The Haiku Foundation!