Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Akkaashi poems: new joint creations



Gilgamesh, image & title by Mahmud Kianush,
text from the epic, design by Joanne Arnott

Silence of Fire, image & title by Mahmud Kianush,
text & design by Joanne Arnott


A Rough Profile, image & title by Mahmud Kianush,
text & design by Joanne Arnott
























































































Heavy-heartedness, image & title by Mahmud Kianush,
text & design by Joanne Arnott

Green Hand, image & title by Mahmud Kianush,
 text & design by Joanne Arnott
Green Hand waterways, image & title by Mahmud Kianush,

text & design & title adaptation by Joanne Arnott (click)


About the images:
I was amazed when I found out that there are many beautiful artworks hidden in the barks of trees, waiting for me to discover them. Now I have about 2000 photo-paintings in my computer, some 100 of them completed and titled, ready to be exhibited.

Another somewhat funny thing about my art of photo-painting is the Persian name I have made up for this peculiar art. Since of the two stages of the artistic creation, the first is “photography”, in Persian akkaassi(عکّاسی)and the second, the more creative stage, is “painting”, in Persian “naghghaashi” ((نقّاشی)then the child of the marriage between these two arts, can be called “akkaashi” (عکّاشی) , that is “photopainting”.

Mahmud Kianush

Inspired by the Akkaashi images, and the poem-image blends of Kuni san (haiga: see haiku here), Michael Onsando + friends (Koroga), and Steve McCabe (poemimage), i adapted the first two as above, and sent them off. 

I received Mahmud's approval for further such nonsense/poetry games, alongside a reflective poem, "A Footnote," in response to my recent collection "Halfling Spring."

copyrights remain with the artists.

Joanne Arnott,
with thanks!

5 comments:

sandra said...

it's nonsense that these are nonsense. Haiga is a favored form. Congratulations on this collaboration! Czam

Joanne Arnott said...

catching me out: momentarily, i confused "playfulness" with "nonsense"

xo

David Koulack said...

Right--not nonsense but delightfulneess...

Joanne Arnott said...

Thanks Davey!

Linda Crosfield said...

Wow! Haven't been to your blog in a while and look what you've been up to! These are gorgeous. Kudos!
xo