Haiku is a Japanese poem in a 17 syllable verse form, written in three phrasing lines consisting of 5, 7 and then 5 syllables. This distinctive poetry uses language sparingly, contemplatively, and elegantly to convey a sense of nature, a revelation of spirit, or a reference to a moment in everyday life. The art of haiku poetry focuses on simplicity, and the idea that ‘less is more.’
The exhibit, HAIKU: Poetry in Art, features visual art that expresses this idea of simplicity, serenity, and elegance through an artist’s materials and craftsmanship, rather than the poet’s words. The works are contemporary and innovative, and often incorporate the idea of origami, yet convey the sensibility of simplicity found in traditional Japanese arts and haiku poetry.
In addition, HAIKU in 3D is presented as part of the HAIKU exhibition.