Early Morning Haiku by Micah Schwaberow

Early Morning Haiku by Micah Schwaberow

Early Morning Haiku

Micah Schwaberow

Title

Early Morning Haiku

 
Artist

Micah Schwaberow

  1948 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2015  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
4 x 4" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
24 of 134  
Annotations
titled in lower left; dated after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory Arches wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20860 
Price
$250.00 
Description

Printmaker Micah Schwaberow studied color woodcut in Japan with Toshi Yoshida. Schwaberow uses a very subtle palette for this woodcut of a serene sunrise in Northern California. It appears to be low tide and the foreground shimmers with reflected light, while in the center a river glows with a blue. A flock of birds are the only elements that create a sense of motion.

Schwaberow compares the composition of this image to a "Haiku" a short form of Japanese poetry, the essence of which is "cutting" and the form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. A haiku often features an image, or a pair of images, meant to depict the essence of a specific moment in time.