water lilies: bridge
of regeneration, earth caught
between water and air
I did a Sketchbook Project a few years back with grids inspired by Monet and a series of haiku that all started with the phrase “water lilies”. Reading about haiku, I enjoyed the exercises where the master and his students all took the same opening line and did their own improvisations. Monet, too, took the same landscape in his garden and thought about it in many different ways.
I’ve been working on reimagining some of my attempts; this one answers Jane Dougherty’s weekly challenge: bridges.
“I am following Nature without being able to grasp her. I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”