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THF Galleries — Image Haiku of Marlene Mountain

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The Haiku Foundation reprises its galleries the work of contemporary masters of the dual art of haiga: visual image wedded to haiku. This month’s featured artist is Marlene Mountain.

Marlene needs no introduction to the haiku community — in addition to publishing one of the seminal books of English-language, the old tin roof, in 1976, she has been one of the most forthright innovators in the genre over the last 40 years. While some of her work and opinions have been considered outrageous — one-line haiku, minimal haiku, unaloud haiku, haiku featuring feminist and political content, her unwillingness to treat nature in the way prescribed by Japanese sensibility, to name but a few — most of her positions, and certainly her art, have been increasingly accepted and appreciated over time. Marlene’s background is in visual arts and over the years she has created images with haiku and haiku with images. Let’s call it “image haiku.”

This gallery centers on the theme of trees and our relationships with them, an issue that has been central to Marlene’s work from an early time (as evidenced by the range of this collection, from the late 1960s to the present).

The photo shows Marlene at the University of Oklahoma in 1962.

If you would like us to consider your work for inclusion, contact us using the Contact Form and we will discuss it with you.

 

a hawk circles (2005)

a hawk circles (2005)

a hawk circles just shy of another sorrow

media: computer graphics

a perfect place (1997)

a perfect place (1997)

a perfect place to sit the land

media: computer graphics

a thin line (?)

a thin line (?)

a thin line of haiku the heat

media: photo

alone (1974)

alone (1974)

Alone — BIRDS in the rain

media: collage

are we enough? (1968)

are we enough? (1968)

are we enough? give or take the trees

media: ink on paper

as the rain forest goes (1992)

as the rain forest goes (1992)

as the rain forests go so go i

media: collage

born (2001)

born (2001)

born to the flower’s insides ragged butterfly and me

media: computer graphics

flounder (mid-1970s)

flounder (mid-1970s)

flounder

media: typewriter ink on paper

frog (mid-1970s)

frog (mid-1970s)

frog frog

media: typewriter ink on paper

home (2011)

home (2011)

trees within

media: computer graphics

in the privacy (2001)

in the privacy (2001)

in the privacy of home a silent language

media: computer graphics

in the valley (2002)

in the valley (2002)

in the valley with flowers-to-be haunted by ryu’s crying

media: computer graphics

leave my trees alone (image 1968-9, haiku 1992)

leave my trees alone (image 1968-9, haiku 1992)

leave my trees alone

media: ink on paper

neolithic (2012)

neolithic (2012)

afterafricaiamneolithic

media: computer graphics

news (2002)

news (2002)

news of the missing girl dead

media: computer graphics

old pond (mid-1980s)

old pond (mid-1980s)

old pond frog

media: collage

on my own (2005)

on my own (2005)

on my own i created a day i got through

media: computer graphics

poor basho (1996)

poor basho (1996)

poor Basho his translated haiku used against us against him

media: collage

rain forest (1992)

rain forest (1992)

rain forest

media: collage

safely past (2005)

safely past (2005)

safely past winter solstice three months to the equinox

media: computer graphics

solstice 1986 “her sacred trees”

solstice 1986 “her sacred trees”

no text

media: ink on paper

solstice 2004

solstice 2004

no text

media: computer graphics

solstice 2005

solstice 2005

no text

media: computer graphics

solstice 2006

solstice 2006

solstice earth on peace 2006

media: computer graphics

solstice 2011 “i like nature dirty”

solstice 2011 “i like nature dirty”

Happy Solstice and i like nature dirty”

media: computer graphics

solstice 2013

solstice 2013

no text

media: computer graphics

solstice 2014

solstice 2014

let’s not let trees down

media: computer graphics

solstice 2015 “pond scum”

solstice 2015 “pond scum”

pond scum to live by

media: computer graphics

the all day (1974)

the all day (1974)

the all day all night wet spring

media: collage

the heat (2002)

the heat (2002)

the heat dirt left to make itself

media: computer graphics

the heat (2010)

the heat (2010)

the heat a haiku full of it

media: computer graphics

toward solstice 2005

toward solstice 2005

toward solstice and beyond

media: computer graphics

tree frog (mid-1970s)

tree frog (mid-1970s)

treetreetreefrogtreetree

media: typewriter ink on paper

tree limbs (mid-1970s)

tree limbs (mid-1970s)

tree limbs scratching sky

media: typewriter ink and guinea feather [collage]

tree lost (1968 or 1969)

tree lost (1968 or 1969)

tree lost in its stretch

media: ink on paper

tree stands 1 (2015)

tree stands 1 (2015)

a tree stands thru it

media: computer graphics

tree stands 2 (2015)

tree stands 2 (2015)

a tree stands thru it

media: computer graphics

winter (1968-9)

winter (1968-9)

winter first match across the bricks

media: ink on paper

woman tree (2002)

woman tree (2002)

no text

media: computer graphics

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