Image of painting by nils benson. Oil on canvas eucalyptus leaves dangle in darkness above a red and gold patterned area on which a tea cup has been painted.

Eucalyptus And Tea

15 x 12 inches | Oil on linen | 2021

From the series of paintings I am currently working on inspired by the poetic art of Haiku. I am not being dogmatic in my pursuit of these disparate visual elements being representative of the strict pattern that defines a Haiku so they lay some where between this form and Senryu.

The idea of Kireji, or a cutting word is one element that I hope comes across in this body of work.