As part of Alec Finlay’s most recent Bee Bole project, I have contributed several translations of Basho’s bee and peony haiku – part of an anthology of tanzaku hung on cherry trees at the National Fruit Collection, as part of their Hanami season. Four of my translations are pictured on site, below. Alec hand writes these collated poem-labels in orange and black to create bee-like forms, translating the peony to the cherry blossom.

The installation is open to visitors in the Brogdale cherry gardens, and versions of the poems will also be published as a Bee Bole blog shortly.

Amy Cutler 1


Amy Cutler 2


Amy Cutler 3


Amy Cutler 4 (1)


~ by amycutler on May 2, 2013.

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