For this final project, I decided to focus my work on the abstract, and creating meaning from feelings instead of the images. For my Haiku, I decided to choose Yosa Buson as my inspiration for my images. I found myself mesmerized by his use of language that he displayed compared to all of the other Haiku writers. I felt extremely connected to these particular poems. The poem I chose is about a delicate chrysanthemum flower, which is viewed as being a very beautiful and extremely pure flower in Japanese culture. The poem speaks about how this flower is being cut from its steam in the physical, but I feel that there is so much more being said in the metaphorical. Purity is at its fullest when it has bloomed and ripened into something that shines into other people’s lives. This poem depicts this purity being transferred and somewhat drained of its original form. By digitally painting all six of my images, I wanted to depict how the strokes can be transferred between each of my images which acts as a symbol for the purity slowly being transferred between each frame. Along with the strokes, I decided to add little touches of red throughout my work. I’m extremely interested in color theory, and the color red is the most bold and ruthless color in the rainbow. By incorporating this color, it makes a darker message about purity, which is how it can be taken away. This whole project helped direct me towards my artistic style and how balancing the abstract and the physical within my work is key to creating the influential messages that I want to convey.