About the Book
"Urban Haiku's" photographs were gathered over a few brief days of spring in Vancouver. The book stems from a profound appreciation of and closeness to nature as is often referred to by the Japanese as "wabi-sabi" or the recognition that beauty can be found informally, even in the depths of poverty". These moments caught the beauty of falling cherry blossoms and like our fleeting existence is exquisite where ever it dwells. Here are some of those moments captured on the side of the road, on wind shields, gutters, and in between. Gathered and inspired by the spirit of another Japanese term "furabo" which indicates the process here, "a person who roams about, unattached, carried like a slender piece of cloth fluttering in the wind."
Dianne Cacchioni lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Dianne is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Fine Arts as well as a graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Visual Arts majoring Photography. In the last twenty years her work has explored the world of photography, both historically and conceptually as well as alternative techniques, including painting with photographic emulsions and hand-making large sheets of paper. After studying with Zen brush master Ari Tomita, (student of Japan’s National Treasure Shiryu Morita,) for the last ten years she has been exhibiting and selling her brush paintings. Her Haiku series of the seasons and other books represent this collaboration of camera and brush.