Artistic Interpretation of Haiku (Picture 2)

This is the second of three samples pictures from a multimedia collaboration between myself and artist, Julian Sutherland-Beatson.

With the painting’s size reduced, some people might need a magnifying glass to read the words etched upon its chilly, windswept landscape.

glaciers shifting

winds from the Arctic whip me

into fast ascent

We would value some constructive feedback at this stage, to help us gauge the best direction for our project.

In 2011, Julian exhibited his art in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,  at Glyndebourne Opera House (, in the Eastbourne Festival (, and at Gallery North, Hailsham.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

3 thoughts on “Artistic Interpretation of Haiku (Picture 2)”

  1. I have no idea where you project should go. I very much like the work. I much prefer this one with the text on the painting rather than in a frame to the side.
    Maybe you could follow your collected haiku themes that I have seen you do. What about three paintings in similar colours and with three closely related haiku?
    I am very much enjoying them. I hope to see more.


  2. I like how the ‘shifting’ becomes an ‘ascent,’ mirrored by the text placed near the top of the painting…


  3. Julian is a great artist to work with. I hand him my words without explanation, and he always totally gets what I’m saying, including all those unsaid words in between. Whenever he unveils his latest visual interpretation, it is of great excitement and satisfaction to me.


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