The Year 2013 will be very unusual. It is going to be the Year of the Snake, apparently filled with good luck, material blessings, but also with deception and interpersonal problems. What it willl be depends on us, and we can make it a beautiful, blessed year, if we property focus our attention on things that matter.
Haiga "The Gift" (c) 2012 by Maja Trochimczyk
In response to an invitation by Susan Rogers, I created a little reminder of this focus on what really mattters as a bas-relief collage haiga, that is a paper and fabric image with a haiku-like comment. The invitation was to create a poem or an art-work on the theme of the Snake or Target on a rectangular board. The results in the form of calligraphy, artwork, photos will be displayed at the Japanese American Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
My choice to make a surreal flower with petals from a white poinsetta, daisy, and a photo of matilla poppy, with a double eye in the middle reflected the choice of the theme - the Target. I called my little art-piece for the New Year 2013- "The Gift" - and I think a lot of people, especially Christians and those following mystical traditions know the answer to this riddle.