Three Haiku by Mary Edna Fraser

Three Haiku

by Mary Edna Fraser

Beginning light dance

Flowing channel of color

Harvests moon shadows

Sultry end of May

Morning rain mists the islands

Breath exits the womb


Ribbons of sand float

Barriers stretch and release

Adagio’s breath

beach sunset


MARY EDNA FRASER is a South Carolina artist whos pioneering work has been collected and exhibited worldwide in more than one hundred solo exhibitions. Her large-scale silk batiks (an ancient resist process using wax and dye on cloth) feature aerial landscapes, deep ocean waterscapes, and outer space imagery. Environmental awareness is the common thread in her career of four decades. NASA recognized Mary Edna as their Artist of the Year in 1995, and she was featured demonstrating batik at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, District of Columbia. National Geographic and Turner Broadcasting have broadcast her endeavors. Beginning with the bird’s eye view of her grandfather’s vintage 1946 Europe plane, she has photographed and always seen the bigger picture. Science has become more beautiful and accessible through the lens of Mary Edna Fraser’s art. She welcomes visitors to her James Island Creek studio.

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