The Japanese genre of Haiga, or haiku painting, combines an image with a haiku poem, a somewhat abstract form that engages a viewer’s imagination at different levels of understanding. The elusive quality of the Haiku is heightened by an image, just as the image is imbued with more meaning by a Haiku poem. Poet Raffael de Gruttola and artist Peggy McClure have collaborated on a number of haiga over the past few years, including:

rattle of windchimes

This portfolio of five haiga depicting the seasons is a collaboration of Peggy McClure and poet Raffael De Gruttola.

5 Photos

the turning point a collaborative on-line portfolio with Raffael de Gruttola, is featured on the Reeds Contemporary Haiga website. More information about Haiga can also be found on the Reeds website.