|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
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."