A JAR OF RAINWATER / CLOUDS DRIFTING / TWO OR THREE

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© Artwork by Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions project

© Verses by Joshua Seller

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A jar of rainwater

clouds drifting

two or three

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Una brocca di pioggia

si lasciano sospingere

due o tre nuvole

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Une broc de pluie

se laissent pousser

deux ou trois nues

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Une jarro de lluvia

se dejan transportar

dos o tres nubes

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“A jar of rainwater” is part of my collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA). Fusing Joshua ‘s words with my images – realistic pics of torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban signs – , we created a series of haiga: a combination of  haiku and visual art.

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

 

 

MOONLIT SKY / QUIVERING CREPE MYRTLES /AND THEIR SHADOWS

moonlit-sky

© Artwork by Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions project

© Verses by Joshua Seller

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Moonlit sky

quivering crepe myrtles

et their shadows

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Cielo dal chiaro di luna

tremolanti mirti crespi

e le loro ombre

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Ciel au clair de lune

des tremblants myrtes crépus

et leurs ombres

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Ciel al claro de luna

tremolantes mirtos crespos

y sus sombras

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Moonlit Sky” too is part of my collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA). Fusing Joshua ‘s words with my images – realistic pics of torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban signs – , we created a series of haiga: a combinationof haikuand visual art.

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

IN A SPIDER WEB / CHERRY BLOSSOM PETALS / TWILIGHT BREEZE

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© Artwork by Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions project

© Verses by Joshua Seller

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In a spider web

cherry blossom petals

twilight breeze

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In una tela del ragno

petali di fiore di ciliegio

brezza del crepuscolo

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Dans une toile de l’araignée

pétales du fleur de cerisier

brise du crépuscule

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En la telaraňa

petalos de la flor de cerezo

brisa del crepusculo

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“In a spider web” piece is part of my collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA). Fusing Joshua ‘s words with my images – realistic pics of torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban signs – , we created a series of haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art.

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

“NO CLOUDS / THE WIND REVEALED / IN TALL GRASSES”

no-clouds

© Artwork by Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions project

© Verses by Joshua Seller

(November, 2011)

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No clouds

the wind revealed

in tall grasses

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Nessuna nuvola

il vento rivelato

nelle erbe alte

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Pas des nuages

le vent révélè

dans les hautes herbes

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Ninguna nube

el viento revelado

en las hierbas altas

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No clouds” is part of my collaboration with musician, producer and poet Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, USA). Fusing Joshua ‘s words with my images – realistic pics of torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban signs – , we created a series of haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art.

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

“SNOWFLAKES AND FROST…”: HAIKU AND VISUALS IN A CLIP (WITH THE FANTASTIC VOICES OF “TONIC SOL-FA”)

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This Season’s Greetings clip fuses (in an “Haiga“) words (“Haiku”) and visual art.

The image (lithograph, 70×50, framed) is part of Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Project. It’s a detail of a torn and decomposed publicity poster.

The realistic and not manipulated picture is currently shown at Aldobrandesca Fortress (Piancastagnaio,Tuscany, Italy) where Roberto Alborghetti is having an exhibition until January 15, 2013. 

Soundtrack: a beautiful “a cappella” song (“Ark the Herald Angels Sing”)  by TONIC SOL-FA.

ROCCA ALDOBRANDESCA, TUSCANY / ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION   

SUMMER HAIGA: « ET LE CIEL BLEU LAVANDE… » / PURUSHA HONTOY POEM + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

“Le ciel bleu lavande…” Poem by Purusha Hontoy / Artwork by Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions Project – Realistic Image of a torn and decomposed publicity poster (2011).

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La Terre laboures

Ses couleurs

Et le ciel bleu lavande

Ne pleure plus

La pluie

C’est amer

Âpre

Dur

Comme le sable…sec!

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© Poem Copyright Purusha Hontoy

© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

Image 0f Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters 

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ABOUT PURUSHA

Purusha Hontoy est une amie des arts de la vie. Diretrice et Formatrice chez l’Ecole l’Art de Vivre.

GALERIE PURUSHA (QUEBEC, CANADA)

PURUSHA HONTOY (AT LINKEDIN)

AN HAIGA-VIDEOCLIP: MEREDITH DEERHEART VERSES + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

WALL OF LAYERED LIVING / HAIGA VIDEOCLIP – YOUTUBE

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An Haiga-videoclip (haiku+artpiece). Meredith Deerheart verses and Roberto Alborghetti Art; realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters (Lacer/actions Project). Soundtrack: Eastern Sun – Beautiful Being; lenght: 32 seconds; created at Animoto.com by Roberto Alborghetti.

PIC FROM AN HAIGA-VIDEOCLIP: MEREDITH DEERHEART VERSES + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

“WINDS BLOW…”: NEW “HAIGA” WITH SUSAN KAHN VERSES AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI TORN POSTERS IMAGES

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Winds Blow,

The Sky Clears

Before an Empty Moon

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Soffiano i Venti

Il Cielo Rischiara

Prima di una Luna Vuota

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© Poem Copyright Susan Kahn

© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

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This is the second Haiga composition created with Susan Kahn verses. The first one was  “Like echoes-or-moonlight” . Both are coming from the enchanting Susan’s “Empty Moon” poem posted at her Emptiness Cafe Blog at WordPress.

Empty Moon” Haiga work is another step of my collaboration with psychotherapist and poet Susan Kahn. We had previously collaborated also for a videoclip ( Like echoes, Like Lacer/actions, with a great soundtrack by Mike Strickland). Now, fusing again Susan’s words with one of my recent “Lacer/actions” artworks – an image of torn posters and urban signs – we present a fascinating Haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art. So, enjoy this visual with Susan Kahn poetry and my art.

This piece (Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50 cms) will take part in my next great exhibition at the XIII Century Tuscany Fortress (Piancastagnaio, Monte Amiata, Siena) from September 27 to November 4, 2012.

COMING SOON: THE “WINDS BLOW” VIDEOCLIP

FROM HAIKU TO HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

ABOUT SUSAN KAHN

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://www.emptinessteachings.com

Susan says: “I work as a psychotherapist in private practice and as a nondual consultant. Nondual means not two, not separate. My teaching, writings and poetry reflect a way of seeing everything as interrelated, interconnected and as lacking a truly separate essence or nature.  In Buddhism, this lack of “own being” is referred to as emptiness. This perspective is reflected in western Postmodern philosophy as well. It is the notion of a fundamentally separate self and all other phenomena that is seen in both traditions as the main cause of human suffering and conflict, and that I find to be an inspirational insight.   

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

www.artslant.com/ew/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

www.youtube.com/user/lacerazioni

Professional reporter, author and visual artist, Roberto Alborghetti has written more than thirty books (biographies, interviews, stories). He worked in magazines and newspapers and  produced Tv documentaries. Editor in chief of magazines concerning didactic, education, edutainment and media literacy, he leads workshops and conferences and has won important journalism Prizes. He created “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project  concerning a research about torn posters and urban “signs”. In 2009, he published “Lacer/actions, Pics of torn (publi)city”, gathering a selection of 40 pictures chosen among 35.000 pics that Roberto took during his research. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited his show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions”. Roberto Alborghetti artworks are also taking part to  experiences about sensorial and emotional perception (sinestesys) and  kinesiologic tests. In October 2011, he participated at Parallax Art Fair in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall). “The Huffington Post” (September 2011) wrote about his artwork devoted to Nine Eleven Fallen; article by dr. Srini Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain imaging researcher, executive coach, author. Art critics and experts said that Roberto Alborghetti’s art has an “exceptional and evocative dynamic”,  “a strong power of language”; it shows “new points of observation that overwhelm canonical trial systems”, “breaking the current patterns of visual art.” Alborghetti’s Artworks “are explosions of color, passion, joy, sorrow, story, emotion, beauty, love…”,  “They touch us on the raw and go straight to the heart”, ” a provocation to our eyes and to our mind”.

His next big show will take place in an enchanting XIII Century Tuscany Fortress, The Rocca Aldobrandesca (Piancastagnaio, Monte Amiata, Siena) from September 27 to November 4, 2012.

“SUNSET BURNISHED HILLS… FALLEN SOLDIERS WEEP”: HAIGA # 3 BY ~MEREDITH AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Sweet child,

pale

with

flu

limply resting against cool plaster.

Grandma’s Purple Quilt.

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Sunset burnished hills.

Lavender Dusk settles in.

fallen soldiers weep.

*_* sigh.

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Yin/yang poster world

grabbing blurs of yesterday.

Flowing thought bleeds ink.

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© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

© Poem Copyright~Meredith

This is the third composition created by fellow blogger, Meredith (healingminds@WordPress.com) for a four composition series titled “Dreams & Lacer/actions: Therapeutical Haiga”. Meredith – who lives in Lafayette, Indiana (USA) – shared a preview of my most recent images taken from torn posters and cities walls during my trips in the Netherlands and Italy. And, she began to create verses…

The third “Lacer/actions” art piece which inspired Meredith’s verses doesn’t come from torn posters. It is a sort of special preview about a new direction, or section or a new kind of images concerning my research of urban signs… I will talk about it very soon. I saw this “visual situation” in Milan. As all my pieces, it’s natural, realistic and not manipulated or enhanced image.

Meredith wrote this note about her verses and my art: 

I have very mixed feelings about them because they feel very transparent to me.  But, that is  art, and as I send this off I feel a sense of sending myself.  This picture touches me deeply, and I decided to not to use any other text than the haiku.”

I thank Meredith for this collaboration which is also a particular experimentation based on colors, images, words, thoughts, emotions and sensorial perception.

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ABOUT MEREDITH

Meredith (www.healingminds.wordpress.com) writes from a rich text based in theater, art, and design training. Also rooted from the soil of personal experience, Meredith writes about mental health and its challenges; her value of developing creative pursuits as part of the equation for living a satisfying life in the face of mental illness and recovery include yoga, dance, writing, and photography. 

Meredith’s professional background began in directing and choreography.  Her education in dance and theater lent equal weight to creating movement and learning projects for school children, grades K thru 12, and mentoring independent theater projects for high school students. When mental illness changed the landscape of her life, Meredith returned to school and redirected her passions toward quieter pursuits in architectural design.  Most recently, her love for writing and well-being generate roomy, new ideas about beauty and life, and she writes about mindful living from a deeper understanding.

IT’S A VERY INDUSTRIAL PICTURE… SNOW, CLOUDS AND PEOPLE ALL SEEM TO DRIFT IN THE SAME DIRECTION

DREAMS & LACER/ACTIONS”: THERAPEUTIC HAIGA # 2 BY ~MEREDITH AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Faded faces stroll

     the walls of layered living.

    Yesterday softens.

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I saw granite snow

     and touched the oneness.

     Ancient stories freeze.

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Umbrella walkers

     dot the misty,morning streets.

     Tissue clouds bring snow.

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© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

© Poem Copyright~Meredith

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This is the second composition created by fellow blogger, Meredith (healingminds@WordPress.com) for a four composition series titled “Dreams & Lacer/actions: Therapeutical Haiga”. Meredith – who lives in Lafayette, Indiana (USA) – shared a preview of my most recent images taken from torn posters and cities walls during my trips in the Netherlands and Italy. And, she began to create verses…

The second “Lacer/actions” art piece which inspired Meredith’s verses comes from a display I saw on a square at Como Lake (Italy). It is natural, and not manipulated or enhanced image.

Meredith wrote this note about the image: “This picture looked both very industrial and like a barren canyon in winter.  Both places may seem bleak but I see life.  Snow, clouds, and people all seem to drift in the same direction, whether moved by snow or racing, tissue clouds. I could not help but make a copy of this photo to run my fingers across as I listened to the whispered tales of mottled surfaces.” 

I thank Meredith for this collaboration which is also a particular experimentation based on colors, images, words, thoughts, emotions and sensorial perception.

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ABOUT MEREDITH

Meredith (www.healingminds.wordpress.com) writes from a rich text based in theater, art, and design training. Also rooted from the soil of personal experience, Meredith writes about mental health and its challenges; her value of developing creative pursuits as part of the equation for living a satisfying life in the face of mental illness and recovery include yoga, dance, writing, and photography. 

Meredith’s professional background began in directing and choreography.  Her education in dance and theater lent equal weight to creating movement and learning projects for school children, grades K thru 12, and mentoring independent theater projects for high school students. When mental illness changed the landscape of her life, Meredith returned to school and redirected her passions toward quieter pursuits in architectural design.  Most recently, her love for writing and well-being generate roomy, new ideas about beauty and life, and she writes about mindful living from a deeper understanding.