Stanton Macdonald Wright(1890-1973) created the HAIGA PORTFOLIO in 1966/1967; inspired by the Haiku poetry written by revered and historic poets of Japan: Buson, Issa, Basho and Shiki. THE HAIGA PORTFOLIO consists of 20 color woodcuts drawn by Macdonald Wright in collaboration with classically trained and celebrated woodcut artist: Cliff Karhu (1927 – 2007).
What is ‘haiku’? ::: Classically, it is a poetic literary format originating in 16th century Japan. It is based upon Nature…a poetic thought …an emotion…an essence that inspired the artist: Stanton Macdonald Wright – to respond creatively in HIS visual aesthetic voice.
We offer selected images from the original HAIGA PORTFOLIO. Each bears the red chop of the artist/ printer, followed by its position number within the portfolio edition of 50, the poet’s name, then the name of the artist (Stanton) and city of Kyoto and the date: 1966/67 ..all in pencil. Each print is within its own folder.
Each impression is priced @$3800. and is in very good condition with some ‘toning’ along the edges.