haunted 1s

No clear path exists–
I see only haunted mist–
footsteps disappear.

The silence harbors ghostlight–
landscape of omens and signs.

haunted 2s

Tanka for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  I did a drip painting on some very wet rice paper, which ended up causing a hole in the paper.  I had to put it on some watercolor paper to stabilize it and left it there to dry.  So I ended up with three variations.

haunted 3s

The top one is both layers together, the middle one is the rice paper alone (on black), and the bottom one is the watercolor paper with the color as it soaked through.


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32 responses to “Haunted”

  1. Claudia McGill says :

    I love it that this artwork can be seen in variations, I like the ones that you have been doing in this way recently. I like the different aspects they reveal.

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  2. Sharon Mann says :

    I like seeing all of the variations, the surprises are sometimes the favorites. And, your poetry is perfect for your imagery.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Sharon. I seem to be obsessed with “surprise” art these days. For awhile I was only doing collage, so I’m sure I will circle around to something else eventually. But at the moment I’m enjoying the gift of serendipity.

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  3. alongtheinterstice says :

    The middle one, there appears to a significant thickness to surface, that it is more like a windshield rather than paper. All of works togethers.

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  4. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    I really like the three different variations! The words are mysterious and wonderful

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  5. Jodi says :

    the rice paper has me intrigued. You always intrigue me, Kerfe – your artistic expression of words and art – is so uniquely and beautifully YOU!

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  6. Rebecca says :

    This is fascinating – the last one on the watercolour really surprised me. A very cool outcome! 🙂

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  7. Evelyn Flint says :

    They’re all lovely but the last one is my favourite – beautiful work….

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  8. merrildsmith says :

    I like how the image evolved, and I like the tanka–footsteps disappearing in the mist (and through the hole). Oh my–you opened a portal!

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  9. Colleen Chesebro says :

    Excellent Tanka! I love your art work, as always. ❤

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  10. Sunshine Jansen says :

    I really love the ability this blog gives you to display these on one page almost like a triptych; works especially well with the poem! Also there is an interesting effect with the one with the hole in it; that lacuna almost appears to glow.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Sunshine–I do think this is a good way to consider alternatives in images. The way I photo things has a huge effect on them too, so I’m always trying different things. Part of the fun!

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  11. davekingsbury says :

    The hole is the star of the show – cave, tunnel, vacuum who knows? but spooky!

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  12. Jill Kuhn says :

    I really like the second one and I see a heart in the middle! ❤️ Also, I like the print that the soaked rice paper left on the other paper. I enjoy seeing your art experiments, Kerfe! 🎨👍

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  13. Olga says :

    Your art work definitely looks like a “landscape of omens and sign.” I like the idea of chance and spontaneity playing in your piece. 🙂

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  14. Kyla Spaulding says :

    Wow I love this! Great artwork! I hope you can check out my blog 🙂

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