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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2
Linda Papanicolaou ~
"Petroglyphs" developed out of a collaborative
series of graphic renga that Linda did with Karina Klesko (two of these, "Redenga" and "Bell
Crickets," were published in earlier issues of Simply Haiku). In graphic
renga, digital images are passed from one participant to another, each
artist manipulating or altering the image before passing it on. As a solo
series, "Petroglyphs" is more tightly organized. Beginning with
the seed image (a fractal that resembles a Mesolithic arrowhead), the images
were spun out from each other, each incorporating the original motif as
well as references to each other. The linking of images, thus, is more
like a wheel than a sequence. The arrowhead of the seed image also suggested
the theme of the solo rengay that serves as captions.
Click on the image below to view Linda Papanicoloau's work]
Papanicolaou is a middle school art teacher in California and
lives on the campus of Stanford University, where her husband is a professor.
has had works published in Haigaonline, Simply Haiku and World
Haiku Review. She also contributes to the World Tempos Journal. She is assistant
of the World Haiku Club’s multimedia forum and participates in several
online haiku, poetry and art education lists.
2005: Simply Haiku