Chris Maris and I have published our first haiga-collage. It is a new form of haiga collaboration for us and we have made this first one in Swedish. Chris is a director of photography and he uses this scrap-book technique to do mood boards in order to put across his visual suggestions for film productions to producers, directors and other crew. We decided that it was an interesting way of producing haiga.
The collaboration is a result of a ginko, which I was the leader of earlier this year, at Backåkra. It is was the Swedish home of the Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld, who tragically was shot down during a mission in the Kongo in the 1960’s.
Hammarskjöld wrote haiku and a collection of his poems was issued after his death. He was a very spiritual man, gentle in thought and action and one of the great defenders of the Swedish brand of human rights.
havets tvära kast
i strandskogen växer lavar
bland hårda sandkorn virvlar
en mjuk fjäder