Painting Three In volutpat
  HaikuArt Series
What occurred "out of Nothingness" was this "haiku series" of paintings defining a space, creating a mood and resulting in simple beauty with a finity of elements (three).

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Painting One In volutpat
Re-Visions Exhibit
May 24-June 21 2011

Walter Wickiser Gallery
Chelsea, NY NY

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Isn't it the quest of every mature artist to create an image or images never seen before? Something with his stamp and his stamp only, with not a hint of imitation - overt or covert - conscious or unconscious. The Abstract period represented that quest. What occurred "out of Nothingness" was this "haiku series" of paintings defining a space, creating a mood and resulting in simple beauty with a finity of elements (three). Thus, "haiku art" was born. Like the poetry, these paintings are defined by their simplicity, their economy of expression, their mood and their very existence depending on a delicate balance - a harmony of floating elements. It is as if each painting delivers a sense of peace, joy, harmony and beauty from its mystical essence.

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The "haiku series", like the haiku form of Japanese poetry, evokes a powerful and simple beauty with three lines. Great excitement, according to the artist, comes from drawing harmonious images out of the Void. Paintings before maps of the Great Nothingness. From Zen, the paintings are "wafting clouds in the sky. No screw fastens, no string holds."