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“Yugen” is a sense, a sight, a sound, that reveals -- for a brief moment -- the mystery behind the world. Yugen is the substance behind a haiku moment. The detail that makes you take a second ...

“Yugen” is a sense, a sight, a sound, that reveals -- for a brief moment -- the mystery behind the world. Yugen is the substance behind a haiku moment. The detail that makes you take a second look at a photograph or painting and holds your eye. It is an image that portrays “karumi” -- “a light beauty with subtlety, such as a shallow river over a sandy bed” (Basho).

Yugen photographs are digital “haiga” based on a style of Japanese painting and the aesthetics of haiku poetry. In haiga, poetry and imagery combine to reveal the mystery of simple, and hopefully profound, observations of the everyday world. In my Yugen prints, photographs combine with poetry, zenga, and washi textures to create meditative art for your home.

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Yugen photography Presentation Transcript

  • 1. YUGEN PHOTOGRAPHY Photographic Haiga Portfolio by Alan Stacy
  • 2. “YUGEN”  IS  A SENSE, A SIGHT, A SOUND, THAT REVEALS – FOR A BRIEF MOMENT – THE MYSTERY BEHIND THE WORLD.  YUGEN IS THE SUBSTANCE BEHIND A HAIKU MOMENT. THE DETAIL THAT MAKES YOU TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT A PHOTOGRAPH OR PAINTING AND HOLDS YOUR EYE. IT IS AN IMAGE THAT PORTRAYS “KARUMI” – “A LIGHT BEAUTY WITH SUBTLETY, SUCH AS A SHALLOW RIVER OVER A SANDY BED” (BASHO).
  • 3. YUGEN COMPOSITIONS ARE DIGITAL “HAIGA” BASED ON A STYLE OF JAPANESE PAINTING AND THE AESTHETICS OF  HAIKU POETRY. IN HAIGA, POETRY AND IMAGERY COMBINE TO REVEAL THE MYSTERY OF SIMPLE, AND HOPEFULLY PROFOUND, OBSERVATIONS OF THE EVERYDAY WORLD.  IN YUGEN PRINTS, PHOTOGRAPHS COMBINE WITH POETRY, ZENGA, AND WASHI TEXTURES TO CREATE MEDITATIVE ARTWORK.
  • 4. CONTINENT’S END
  • 5. CONTINENT’S END Pt Lobos silhouetted against the sun and ocean fogs often looks like an Asian brush painting on silk. Here a high-contrast photograph simulates the feeling. When you see Point Lobos in the autumn mists you instinctively understand the haiku: Fog misted hills The setting sun Nothing else
  • 6. IMPERMANENCE
  • 7. IMPERMANENCE The ginkgo tree is one of the most ancient surviving trees in the world. Since the species first appeared in the Early Jurassic period and is little changed in form, I think of it as a good foil for three precepts of Buddhism: nonduality, impermanence, and suffering. For while the ginkgo race has lasted, it has been tested by changes in Gaia's climate. The original domain of the ginkgo is all but gone and the tree is common only because mankind has adopted it and spread it far and wide.
  • 8. INTERCONNECTEDNESS
  • 9. INTERCONNECTEDNESS A koi pond in Oahu, Buddhist temple gardens. The condition of “beingness” implies interconnectedness, interdependence, and interpenetration. One seemingly separate being cannot “be” without all other beings - is therefore not a separate self but part of a greater self that is alive and has reflexive awareness within its larger self. -- Roshi Halifax Interconnectedness indeed.
  • 10. WHAT WE HAVE BECOME
  • 11. WHAT WE HAVE BECOME Carmel poet George Lober imagines the intertwined nature of a long marriage: “should one fall / part of the other would surely break”. The character “Shi” in brushwork symbolizes the “art of poetry”, which we should all strive for whether walking in the forest, working, or loving.
  • 12. I WAS THE STREAM
  • 13. I WAS THE STREAM Designed as a hanging Zen scroll, this composition consists of a digital photograph, either a scanned Japanese Maple leaves or a Torii Zenga drawing, on washi paper background, centered on a bark hanger sheet. Poem fragment from Robinson Jeffers’ "The Tower Beyond Tragedy": I was the stream Draining the mountain wood; and I the stag drinking; and I was the stars boiling with light, wandering alone, each one the lord of his own summit; and I was the darkness Outside the stars, I included them, they were a part of me.
  • 14. ROOTS AND SPHERES
  • 15. ROOTS AND SPHERES "The roots of all living things are tied together. Deep in the ground of being they tangle and embrace." Inspired by the writings of Roshi Joan Halifax ("The Fruitful Darkness"), I found this tangle of roots and stones exposed in old Monterey. The sumi brushwork is a quick symbolization of the spheres that support all life: geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and the sphere of our sun.
  • 16. PT LOBOS SOUTH WIND
  • 17. PT LOBOS SOUTH WIND Pt Lobos, south of Monterey and Carmel California, is a magical state park. This view is from Carmel Point and is coupled with a few lines from Robinson Jeffers describing the first rains of winter. Jeffers lived at Tor House with this view of Pt Lobos every day of his adult life. It is an inspiration to all who visit.
  • 18. ENTANGLED BUDDHA
  • 19. ENTANGLED BUDDHA A small statue of Buddha, forgotten among the vines and fallen petals, waits patiently to be noticed -- or not. Entangled in vines The forgotten Buddha Time to go
  • 20. CLEAR LIGHT OF PRESENCE
  • 21. CLEAR LIGHT OF PRESENCE Life grows out of the dirt. Life passes back into the ground. A spirit rises up. All things come full circle into the clear light of presence. In life, rooted in earth In death, flight A clear light of presence
  • 22. WABI SABI MAN
  • 23. WABI SABI MAN A rusting metal buoy pulled up on the wharf. Get closer. Very close. The landscape shifts and tilts. The wabi sabi nature is revealed in the colors, patterns, and holes of a manmade object, left to dissolve in the natural world. If man makes it, man must be a part of it. "Heaven is my father and earth is my mother and even such a small creature as I finds an intimate place in its midst. - Chang-tsa, 11th century China
  • 24. CUSTOM HAIGA
  • 25. CUSTOM HAIGA Do you have a favorite digital photograph? Perhaps a landscape from a special vacation. A stretch of seashore you visited. A lake you swam in on a summer morning. A mountain you once hiked with your kids. A stream at which you lingered with your best friend. Combine your favorite image with a special poem or inspiring quote and you have a custom haiga for your home. Yugen Photography can artfully combine your photograph and poem into a personal collage. Perfect for remembering a special occasion, anniversary, birthday, or life event.
  • 26. YUGEN PHOTOGRAPHY WWW.YUGENPHOTOGRAPHY.COM ASTACY@HAIKU-PRODUCTIONS.COM COPYRIGHT 02010