Monday, May 24, 2010

Scattered Blossoms --- Kim


"Scattered Blossoms"
26.5 x 16.5 inches
Commercial fabric, raw-edge machine applique, machine quilted


When I first saw Libby's photo I knew I was going to do something with the cherry blossoms. I was also struck by the comment Libby made about returning to the park after a few days, the blossoms "had mostly all been blown away." It reminded me of Kobayashi Issa's haiku:

When cherry blossoms scatter, no regrets.



8 comments:

  1. It reminds me of your Haishang Dumpling! Does the writing on it quote the haiku?

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  2. Your interpretation of this photo is very interesting to me. I enjoyed your sketch book once again and could see your thought process in action.

    I found reading about Kabayashi Issa enlightening and I will never again have regrets when the blossoms fall.

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  3. I always enjoy the way you bring outside sources into your pieces, and this is no exception. Another striking and fresh interpretation, Kim.

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  4. Way Cool! I love the cherry blossoms dancing across the surface of your piece. Great interpretation, as always.

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  5. Wonderful! This interpretation definitely has your signature ... way of thinking .. way of seeing. It's a visual haiku.

    Your sketch book is also wonderful.

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  6. I love this! Such a fitting Haiku. I find it really interesting seeing your sketch book and the path you took to arrive at this lovely quilt!

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  7. How brilliant of you to do a whole Japanese cherry blossom/Haiku theme. Great!!

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  8. That is a clever take off on that photo. The composition is short but to the point and full of meaning, just like a haiku would be. Great interpretation.

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