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HaikuFlash This page is used to post updates about the Commercial and Fine Art projects completed at Haiku Flash Studios. Hello,

My name is Stephanie Reid.

I have been an artist and photographer for over 30 years. By traveling extensively, I have seen the bizarre and beautiful worldwide...

Like haiku (my favorite form of poetry), my artwork is heavily influenced by nature. Therefore, “haiku flash” is what I call a poetic moment or vision that inspires the artist in me.

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If you are wrapping up your end-of-year giving and are interested in supporting Mexic-Arte Museum, my painting "The Thre...
12/31/2021

If you are wrapping up your end-of-year giving and are interested in supporting Mexic-Arte Museum, my painting "The Three Sisters (Corn, Beans, and Squash)" was in their Las Flores fundraiser exhibition and can be purchased online at the link below. There are many other wonderful paintings to choose from too.
https://www.mexic-artemuseumstore.org/collections/las-flores-la-vida?page=7

"Power Parakeets" is a video comic, one of the short films I am making about birds for a series called "Thinking in Feat...
09/21/2021
Power Parakeets (excerpt)

"Power Parakeets" is a video comic, one of the short films I am making about birds for a series called "Thinking in Feathers". Monk, or Quaker, Parakeets are the only type in the world to build communal nests. Power poles seem to be their favorite nesting site, probably due to their sturdiness and height. In this short, I imagine them buzzing with electricity wherever they go. I find them to be strange, funny, and colorful creatures. I wanted to create a video comic of sorts to portray them. The full video is included in "Tune in to Green-Exhibition Four", a compilation of microshorts about water, tropics, fish, and other Summery subject matter. https://vimeo.com/599163352

Monk, or Quaker, Parakeets are the only type in the world to build communal nests. Power poles seem to be their favorite nesting site, probably due to their sturdiness…

"Stone's Throw" (Therapy for an unstable, uncertain world) is a collaborative video poem created during the Covid-19 pan...
05/30/2021

"Stone's Throw" (Therapy for an unstable, uncertain world) is a collaborative video poem created during the Covid-19 pandemic. The poem was sent to several people around the world who in reply, sent a clip to be included in the piece. The text of the poem is overlaid throughout, instead of being spoken. It is currently being shown in Tune in to Green - Exhibition Three, which closes on 8/20/2021. To view this short film, along with 18 others, visit Vimeo and search for Tune in to Green.

https://vimeo.com/555849078

During an unusually long winter storm in Austin, Texas, I saw grackles high stepping through the four-inch, fluffy snow....
05/30/2021

During an unusually long winter storm in Austin, Texas, I saw grackles high stepping through the four-inch, fluffy snow. I wanted to capture some footage of the stark contrast between their feathers and the ground, so made a circle of black sunflower seeds outside my studio window, where I could point my camera at it.
The grackles took a while to find them, but other birds did pretty quickly. Some wouldn’t even eat them. I wondered why so looked it up in our Texas birds book. They were migratory warblers that don’t eat seeds, they eat nuts, so I cracked and put out some of the pecans harvested from our tree. Being able to watch the different birds so closely was often surprising and comical.
The video is accompanied by a poem, called "Plenty", which uses birds as symbols for human migration as well, offering welcome, friendship, and sharing of food, because there is plenty for us all.

This short film was shown in Tune in to Green - Exhibition Two from February 23rd-May 21st, 2021.

https://vimeo.com/555761194

Here is another snippet from my short video poem, “To Seed”, which is an ode to one of the most deceptively simple looki...
05/30/2021

Here is another snippet from my short video poem, “To Seed”, which is an ode to one of the most deceptively simple looking elements of the natural world. This piece simultaneously celebrates its power of regeneration and pays homage to it as a symbol of creativity and the aging process.

It was shown in the online short film series Tune in to Green - Exhibition One.

https://vimeo.com/555837357

Here is a snippet from my short video poem, “To Seed”, which is an ode to one of the most deceptively simple looking ele...
05/30/2021

Here is a snippet from my short video poem, “To Seed”, which is an ode to one of the most deceptively simple looking elements of the natural world. This piece simultaneously celebrates its power of regeneration and pays homage to it as a symbol of creativity and the aging process.

It was shown in the online short film series Tune in to Green - Exhibition One.

https://vimeo.com/555832385

In August of 2020, Collection Rert hosted a fun show called "Birdwatching". A little short I made called "Thrasher in a ...
05/30/2021

In August of 2020, Collection Rert hosted a fun show called "Birdwatching". A little short I made called "Thrasher in a Cholla" was part of the exhibition. https://vimeo.com/440020835 My partner, Todd and I are bird watchers. We enjoy trying to capture them in photos and film. It's hard! On a recent trip to New Mexico, he saw a thrasher nest carefully and strategically tucked into the middle of a cholla cactus a this parent's house in Silver City. I captured it on video and did a little post production work on it to make it more painterly.

The recording of a talk called "Place, Pandemics, and the Suspension of Time", between artists who shared videos with a ...
05/30/2021
Place, Pandemics and the Suspension of Time

The recording of a talk called "Place, Pandemics, and the Suspension of Time", between artists who shared videos with a nature theme in the Ely Center of Contemporary Art exhibition, The (notso) Short Fest. https://vimeo.com/512368766

Roundtable Talk #4 Recording, Feb. 14 The Transart (notso) Short Fest Event Sheila Lynch (Chicago), Leah Decter (Winnipeg), Aurora Del Rio (Germany), Linda Duvall…

I've been so busy with Tune in to Green, I'm behind on sharing anything about my own videos. Here is a snippet of "Catch...
05/30/2021

I've been so busy with Tune in to Green, I'm behind on sharing anything about my own videos. Here is a snippet of "Catching Fireflies", shown in The Transart (notso) Short Fest at Ely Center of Contemporary Art in New Haven, CT from Dec.7, 2020 - Feb.21, 2021. https://vimeo.com/555759012 This short film, created in May 2020, during the pandemic, speaks to the human desire to collaborate with the natural world in a harmonious and creative way. Although tempting to catching some in a jar like we did when we were kids, capturing video footage of them is far more respectful. Through the editing process I realized how fun it was to play with their rhythm by freezing them in time, slowing them down, reversing, or repeating their actions. This allows the viewer to really see these elusive creatures instead of barely catching a glimpse from our peripheral vision, which is usually the case.
Part of my discovery was that it became a game of chance. Strangely, while sliding the play head back and forth, sometimes I couldn't see glow bugs that I could see during playback! Clearly, it was due to them flashing for a shorter period of time, but even so, it was truly an act of being able catch a firefly before I could work my post-production magic on it! By only manipulating some of the lights it still leaves an element of ethereal surprise and looseness than there would have been if I had controlled all of them.
The keyboard generated “song” is what I imagined we would hear them sound like if we had ultrasonic auditory abilities. Introducing electronic sounds and movements seems fitting for insects designed with the almost futuristic phenomenon of bioluminescence. Scientists have discovered how to harness it into dim light sources. Once they get it bright enough for humans to use, it could be one of our steps away from reliance on fossil fuel generated electricity.

Even if you don't read this book, it is the perfect time to find ways to think and act beyond the human/social realm, if...
03/12/2021

Even if you don't read this book, it is the perfect time to find ways to think and act beyond the human/social realm, if humanity is to survive. Some people may think that is just an opinion, or doomsaying, but the evidence is pretty convincing.

Here are some stills from my new art org, @dioramaroomarts, video series, Tune in to Green - Exhibition Two, which featu...
03/11/2021

Here are some stills from my new art org, @dioramaroomarts, video series, Tune in to Green - Exhibition Two, which features 19+ talented international artists who focus on nature through video, animation, poetry, and sound. To see the trailer or rent the full hour, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen or https://dioramaroom.com

I love you Texas people. Hang in there. It's almost over.
02/20/2021

I love you Texas people. Hang in there. It's almost over.

Call for Submissions: There are still some slots left for the second "Tune in to Green" short film exhibition. In additi...
01/31/2021

Call for Submissions: There are still some slots left for the second "Tune in to Green" short film exhibition. In addition to sharing your work and spreading the word via social media, we will be holding artist chats, and offering a small gift to accepted artists.

Christmas cactus is a little behind schedule, but so was the snow, so I guess we are just on an extended holiday. 🎄
01/30/2021

Christmas cactus is a little behind schedule, but so was the snow, so I guess we are just on an extended holiday. 🎄

01/19/2021

A "Tune in to Green" Artist Highlight: Introducing interdisciplinary artist Stephanie Reid. Stephanie’s works are meditations on the human connection to the land and non-human entities. For “Tune in to Green” Exhibition One, she ventured out into the Autumn landscape and created the video poem “To Seed”, by reflecting on one of the most important, yet overlooked gems in the natural world. To watch the preview and/or rent the compilation, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen

01/19/2021

A "Tune in to Green" Artist Highlight: Introducing Jesse St. Louis – Actor and Adventurer extraordinaire. Jesse, and his wife Samantha Andress, do in-depth research to find the most remote waterfalls, nooks and crannies, and beauty on the planet. We are lucky to be able to share one of their top-quality videos shot in New Zealand for “Tune in to Green” Exhibition One. To watch the preview and/or rent the compilation, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen

01/19/2021

A "Tune in to Green" Artist Highlight: Introducing musician, graphic designer, and animator Fumihito Sugawara. Fumi brings vibrance and fun to the “Tune in to Green” Exhibition One compilation with his animated interludes. To watch the preview and/or rent our show, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen

01/19/2021

A "Tune in to Green" Artist Highlight: Introducing Claudine Metrick. Claudine is a 2D artist and Faculty at Pratt. Her delicately rendered drawings and paintings of plant life often seem to empathize with human emotions. At first, I imagined her doing time lapse of a work in progress, but she came up with something entirely different and immediate. Her first video, which we are so lucky to share with you in our first exhibition, is acutely attuned to the stress of waiting for the election results. In “The Day After”, she shares her attempt to “walk it off” as the melting snow drips like clocks ticking. Now again, two days before Inauguration Day, we find ourselves feeling almost as anxious as we were on November 4th, as we wait to find out if our country will be in upheaval again. To see the preview and/or rent "Tune in to Green", Exhibition One, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen

01/19/2021

A "Tune in to Green" Artist Highlight: Introducing Beauty Baco and her daily video journal of New York City. Photographer Beauty Baco captures brief poetic moments as she moves throughout the city and shares them as @Lif3isBeautyful on Instagram. She has pieced together some of these clips to create a nostalgic, meditative montage, "Portals", which is inspired by water and wind, for “Tune in to Green”, Exhibition One. To see the preview and/or rent the compilation, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen

01/19/2021

A "Tune in to Green" Artist Highlight: Todd Rychener of Austin, TX, fan of the oddball and surreal, shares his psychedelic video, for our first exhibition. "Songbird_and_Percussion" was inspired by a sound art piece he found on Creative Commons, which was made during the first 59 days of shelter-in-place in San Francisco. To see the preview and/or rent "Tune in to Green", Exhibition One, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen

01/19/2021

A "Tune in to Green", Exhibition One, Artist Highlight: Introducing Jane Sanders – Naturalist Supreme and Animal Nurse. Her knowledge and passion for nature inspired me when I first moved to Austin. I always enjoyed going to the Greenbelt with her because she would share information with me about birds, plants, and geology as we walked around. Now living in the Land of Enchantment, Santa Fe, Jane regularly shares images and stories of animal sightings. We are thankful for the footage she shared of one of the places that brings her back to fond memories - in Big Tesuque at Santa Fe National Forest. To see the preview and/or rent "Tune in to Green", Exhibition One, visit https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen

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