About the artist:
Pris Campbell has published free verse and short forms (haiku and tanka) in numerous journals over the years. She developed her love of graphic manipulation of images through creating haiga, haiku combined with an image. One of her graphics was used for the cover of Red-headed Stepchild, a poetry journal. A former clinical psychologist, sidlined by myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) since 1990, she makes her home in greater West Palm Beach, Florida.
About the artwork:
“The obvious joy these children show and the birds circling freely above them reflects how I felt when I’m near the ocean. I was a sailor before I got ME/CFS. The ocean gives me great joy in spite of my illness. I changed the colors to give the original photograph the feeling of a mystical dream, one that can remain with you, sea nearby or not, sailing or not.”