For the Haiku series each of the original photographs has been taken through a series of processes to emulate a silk screen block printing process. Originating in Japan this process became a popular form of mass printing in the 1920s and 30s, particularly for advertising.
Each image is accompanied by an individual haiku (Japanese poetry) written by the artist. Haiku traditionally focussed on nature and the seasons as does this series of images.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lou works with a range of materials to explore storytelling and language. Her pieces reflect strong interests in cinematic representation and classic literature. Much of her work is multi-layered, in meaning and format and she is currently exploring mixed media work to incorporate textiles and recycled materials.