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2023 Poster: Yoga in the Park


Item#: 2023SYR04

Purchase Details

11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

You also receive…

An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

Medium- and large-format posters are available by custom order. Contact us for details.

Poem Inspiration Location

Yoga in the Park

poster information


Yoga in the park

the salty earth supports us

the treed feed our breath

As a person that uses many words when sharing a story, I find writing a haiku very restrictive and limiting. Oddly though, I also find it to be equally liberating and enjoyable. There is a purity that comes with saying so much in so few words.

This haiku was inspired by outdoor yoga practices in the summer of 2022. Mats were placed on the earth under old elm trees outside the Salt Museum overlooking Onondaga lake. We moved through our poses and focused on our breath. I had a renewed appreciation for the trees creating oxygen through photosynthesis. The sun was warm, and the breeze was cool. I was filled with gratitude. All of this and more I tried to share through my haiku.

I am honored and grateful for the opportunity and recognition to share my haiku. Many heartfelt thanks to the folks at the Poster Project and the artist with whom I share this poster.

I chose this haiku because it has so many elements that were just begging to be illustrated. Lots of disparate ideas: Trees! Yoga! Salt!

The sky is the sunset over the Seneca river, the tree is cut and embossed metal, the salt is a photo that I colored with pencils, and I snuck in a simple Syracuse skyline. I’ve been primarily a printmaker, but collage has become more and more a part of my art. I’m fortunate to have a room full of papers, inks, and unique items most people would have no use for. It’s so exciting to be part of the 2023 Syracuse Poster Project!

Creating an illustration of a haiku is one of my favorite things to do. Reading the poet’s work helps organize some of the random visual ideas in my head.