Haiku lll

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I created this series of 5 mixed media works on paper inspired by the limited structure of haiku poetry. Each piece has only 7 elements of mark making, including collage. (A haiku poem has 3 lines with 5,7,5 syllables.) I liked the challenge of using only 7 marks which resulted in this colorful minimalist collection.

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Corinne Anderson

December 20, 2021

Limitations are part of life. Even for those who are wealthy or healthy or celebrated or successful, there is always a limitation set before them. Whether it's of their own making or not, they must face the limitation all the same. I find "Haiku III" to be emblematic of this unanimous struggle not only because Jodi Fuchs challenged her creativity by setting limitations, but because the piece itself is explosive in its portrayal of the inner turmoil inherent in overcoming obstacles. There's the self-doubt, cutting across the other emotions with rough black brushstrokes. There are the moments of ascendent confidence, rising high in a solid gray line but tapering at the top. There's a burst of anger and passion, splattered across in red. And then there's the glowing center where it's known that "this too shall pass" — perfectly represented by an imperfect shape in dark yellow. It all combines to make my heart flutter in anticipation, feeling as if I'm about to confront something that is holding me back.

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Jodi Fuchs
Jodi Fuchs Creator

December 20, 2021

Corinne! Thanks so much for your insightful review of my piece. I really appreciate it.

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Jodi Fuchs
Abstract, Conceptual
Work on Paper - Unframed
Acrylic, Ink, Paper
12.00 inches wide
18.00 inches tall
0.01 inches deep
1.00 lbs