Natural Haiku, 2017
Leaves, acrlylic paint, cotton thread, intervention with typewriter, 120 x 100 cm.
This piece, which follows the ancient Japanese tradition of the haiku as well as this culture’s love of nature, emerges as a painting made with natural leaves from different trees. Some of the leaves display haikus written by women.
At a glance, haikus might seem incongruous but, in reality, they are the perfect poem consisting of 17 syllables (in three lines of 5-7- 5). Similarly, a woman might give the impression of yielding to her instincts and a certain degree of restiveness to achieve her perfect state in nature and to recognize herself as an individual as perfect as a man.
The painting represents the appreciation of nature, the feminine language, and the visual expressions and manifestations of the joy of being a woman.