Cotham School Bristol UK
haiku and haiga
All these works were made during workshop with haiku poet and artist paul conneally as part of cotham school’s excellence in cities gifted and talented programme. The workshops were organised by Head of Art Sue Watson – the work in part examines the fragmentary nature of life - the whole being so much more than the parts.
During the day the students were introduced to the haiku of great Japanese haiku masters like Basho and Issa and some of the modern western haiku greats such as William J Higginson and marlene mountain.
The students also studied Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) and went on a ‘ginko’ – a haiku walk – to collect fragments in the form of both words and physical objects that they then used to make their haiga (pictures with haiku). These haiga existed physically for perhaps no more than twenty minutes – but here they are in digital form for you to enjoy