Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Clean Energy Haiku VI: Quantum Leap Haiku Illustration – Plan B (continued)

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South American Terraces III
©2015 Charlene Brown

How far do you need to go beyond ‘recognizable’ to make the quantum leap?  Further than South American Terraces II... I concluded in my November 8 post.
This picture is the result of cranking Terraces II (after combining the three pictures in it) beyond ‘recognizable’ to non-representational.  Is it now sufficiently abstract to evoke a completely different reality when combined with an enigmatic haiku?

Not entirely coincidentally, the illustration now has only 17 shapes... In my haiku illustration project I plan to have a 17-shape image (corresponding to the 17 syllables in a haiku) appear as the haiku is being printed.

I’m going to try various types and amounts of manual input on this 17-shape design, and will post a sample result in a few days.