Synergies: Haiku/watercolor

Sometimes an experience is so intense that capturing it needs time and multiple dimensions


Walking in the desert as sunset approaches is a magical time. Dead chollas glow as the late sun penetrates their thorny skeleton. I stood for a while marveling at their “aliveness”. I dreamt of being able to capture the moment. Words as well as images flooded my brain. I conjoured with words all the way home. Juggling reality, emotion and timefulness. As soon as I got home I scribbled words in my sketch book and let the thought of painting incubate for a while.

“Cholla” water color on cold pressed paper, 9″ x 12″

I’d be interested in your opinions regarding putting haiku verse on the painting. What does it add, does it distract?


Author: Marilyn

I'm an artist working primarily in wood. My work has taken a story-telling path over the past two years.

2 thoughts on “Synergies: Haiku/watercolor”

  1. I think your haiku verse is beautiful, as is your painting, and aids in telling your painting’s story! And each observer will interpret it as they are inspired to.

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