About the Book
"Summer Haiku" is the fourth book of seasonal haiku's following "Urban Haiku" and "Spring and Winter Haiku." "Summer Haiku" expresses the language of nature on the West Coast of British Columbia. It stems from a profound appreciation of and closeness to nature and often referred to "wabi-sabi" or recognition that beauty can be found informally, even in the depths of poverty". It is also inspired by another term "furabo" which indicates "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.