g c haymes
H E A D L I N E H A I K U
- H E A D L I N E H A I K U
The HEADLINE HAIKU series began as a somewhat unorthodox attempt
to exorcize a particularly tenacious bout of writer's block, but it has grown into
an ongoing project in its own right.
The concept is simple. I page through a single issue of a newspaper
or magazine and cutout whatever words initially catch my attention. The words are
then arranged and re-arranged into the traditional three-line haiku form -- five
syllables in the first line, seven in the second and five again the third line.
By working in a very restrictive format with such severe limitations,
the focus is squarely concentrated on the concept of less as more.
Click one of the links at right to open the gallery.