Construction 95: TANKA SPHERES

These 25 works are an attempt to integrate image and formal poem into a coherent work. Both halves of all the works are in a standard and consistent form. The images are all spheres (or little worlds) and the poems are all tankas (strictly adhering to the traditional syllabic structure). These works also comprise the body of a book entitled Embracing The Moon: 25 Little Worlds, which includes introductory essays on the tanka form and these specific attempts to integrate it with visual art, as well as detailed notes on each tanka. TANKA SPHERES was completed on 20 June 2008.

© Ken Stange 2015