Stanton Macdonald-Wright with Clifton Karhu (printmaker), O Flying Butterfly, I Feel Myself a Creature of Dust, color woodcut, 1966-67. Gift of the Stanton and Jean MacDonald Wright Estate. Copyright: the Estate.
What's it all about?
Following World War II, this distinguished figure of the American avant-garde became fascinated by Japanese art. In 1966-67 he spent a period in Kyoto and worked with a master of traditional Japanese woodblock techniques, Clifton Karhu, to create a portfolio of twenty haiga, or illustrations to haiku poems.
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