Eyes closed

 I had quiet hopes that Rob might choose to paint Kirsten Cliff’s haiku in a style I’d admired while interviewing him at his studio. When Pauline rang me to say Rob’s work had arrived at the Gallery I was quick to think of a reason why I needed to hop in my car and head down the Bay straight away! And yes, my quiet hopes had been realised.

Rob entitled his work –   “HAIKU – Cicada Song V”. It is ink and colour on Xuan paper.

eyes closed
the cicada song
a little louder

The Chop (red-stamp) meanings –

Left:  “Return to the Wholeness of Simplicity”
Right, top;  “The Sound of Mountain Water”  (…the sound, or feeling, of the landscape)
Right, bottom;  “Pure Innocence”

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