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The Book of Darku

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

5 Star Review



Book Description


Dar Dowling is a New York based artist, writer, and filmmaker, who sees the combining of her various artistic exploits as the next evolution of her artistic expression. The Book of Darku combines her love of visual storytelling with her love of writing. Dar in many ways grew up in a Japanese Dojo, where she developed a fascination for the Japanese culture. She has always loved Haiku’s but as anyone who knows her is well aware, she has trouble coloring inside the lines. In this book, she brings together her love of capturing nature, cityscapes and random moments with her camera, and her love of Haikus, albeit Haikus that in some cases may not fit the traditional model, and in others may well smash it.


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Book Editorial


"The Book of Darku" is a wonderful and unique collection of photography and Haikus by Dar Dowling. Dar's love for both artistic storytelling and writing is evident in this book. Dar masterfully weaves together breathtaking photographs of cityscapes, nature and everyday moments with her own poetic interpretations in Haiku form.


What sets this book apart is Dar's ability to shake up the traditional rules of Haiku while still staying true to its essence. Her approach to the form allows for a fresh perspective and a new way of experiencing Haikus. Some of her Haikus may not fit the traditional 5-7-5 syllable model, while others may completely smash it. Regardless, they are all powerful and thought-provoking.

The photographs in the book are equally impressive, showcasing Dar's keen eye for capturing moments in time. From the beauty of nature to the hustle and bustle of city life, each image tells its own story, complementing the Haikus perfectly.


Overall, "The Book of Darku" is a beautiful and inspiring work of art that combines two forms of artistic expression in a way that is both refreshing and captivating. It is a must-read for anyone who appreciates the beauty and power of both photography and poetry.


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Biography


Dar Dowling is a New York based artist, writer, and filmmaker, who sees the combining of her various artistic exploits as the next evolution of her artistic expression. The Book of Darku combines her love of visual storytelling with her love of writing. Dar in many ways grew up in a Japanese Dojo, where she developed a fascination for the Japanese culture. She has always loved Haiku’s but as anyone who knows her is well aware, she has trouble coloring inside the lines. In this book, she brings together her love of capturing nature, cityscapes and random moments with her camera, and her love of Haikus, albeit Haikus that in some cases may not fit the traditional model, and in others may well smash it.


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