Sunday, November 16, 2008


The function of my final shapes are an initial guide to the interpretation of my haiku. The first and last images of my haiku (blistering rainy and dimly, breezily) are abstract which allow the viewer to have a more emotional response, in comparison to the representational image of petals in the second line.
The tool documentations are literal representations of the objects used. A far greater depth of meaning can be experienced by the marks in comparison to the tools. Literal representations can be much more shallow, for example, how much can a person read into the photograph of a fur ball?

The inclusion of text further assists the viewer’s interpretation. Since abstract shapes can be read differently, text is especially helpful for clarification. For instance, the first line of my haiku, Blistering rainy, is represented by a violent splash with hints of leaves. Without the assistance of text this image could be interpreted a number of ways. Additionally, although my mark of petals for the second line happens to be a literal representation of rose petals, the poem is not specifically about roses. In this case, the text guides the reader as to which details to take in, and which to overlook.

The connotations implied by my formal language are that I long for the viewer to see and find more. An intense unforgiving rain, petals dancing in the aftermath and a soft breeze lingering; I interpret this as the relief after a terrible experience–although, any interpretation is welcome.

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