Haiku Books


Excited by the tradition of the haiku, I began researching its roots. While reading I found similarities between the structure of the haiku and the ideas Roland Barthes talks about in his chapter Packaging in An Empire of Signs. I set out to create an object which would bring forth these similarities while materializing and inspecting the structure of a haiku.

It is as if the object frustrates, in a manner at once un-expected and pondered, the space in which it is always located.
-Roland Barthes