+ Postbox Haiku Exhibit at the Goat Farm: In which I combine love of poetry, painting and postal mail and recaps an exhibit at buddy Mac’s goat farm.
Gist: Produced by dDesign to promote Okayama design, tourist and culture, the campaign included a painting in Shibuya as well as paintings of post boxes and office in: The Vatican; Kathmandu, Nepal; Olympia, Greece; and, Muscat, Oman as well as a new haiku on a postbox about “nonconfidential postcards” along with a book of paintings, a book of postboxes, and postcards of well… postboxes with poetry – both painted and functional.
Location: Rural Caprine Farm: yagimilk.com
Variations: Sometimes a poem comes out in one fell swoop, other times takes some teasing out… take a look at the variations i wrote (on site at the farm) before choosing the final Haiku in *unconfidential* kokoro postcard series
Postal Club: Let’s be Penpals – join DaveO Postal Club to learn more about my mixed media projects and/or find out when new postcard art is up for purchase.
More: about Painting / Haiku ~ exhibit intro in Shibuya Tokyo (preview)
+ Provincial Poetry, Wine and Goats in Shibuya, Tokyo + Was very proud to see my haiku postbox painting supporting sempei Mac Kobayashi’s display. Happy that many in Tokyo area stopped by to dig it all and send a note (maybe i sent you a postcard to say thanks and continue the art project).
Video: Tour the Farm (with Postbox and Paintings and hear Mac Kobayashi’s friendly voice at my favourite place in this dDesign media riff:
The exhibit book is really nice and my postbox appears 4 times! You can purchase the catalog at Mac’s farm or by emailing dDesign folks. History: The painting was “just the postbox”, then i found a matching mailbox and installed at the farm, wrote the haiku onto the postbox, and then added to the painting to complete the meta circle. oh then made postcard prints and a book and mailed to the postbox… haiku on a postbox, and a painting of a postbox with a haiku / which came first? the original is unfaithful to the translation. everything comes together!
The origin: Today – a Letter! Written as you ate a peach In last weekend’s SUN
Thanks: to wife Ryoko, in-laws – especially Junko for shodo calligraphy of (not surprisingly) postcards to introduce the paintings, and Takeshi for hanging lights, of course Mac for his 30 years of friendship and kind words, and the folks who came along to check out what i am up to sharing my consortium of creations.
Variations: Postbox Haiku in *unconfidential* kokoro postcard
Let’s be Penpals – join DaveO Postal Club to learn more about my mixed media projects and/or find out when new postcard art is up for purchase.