|Annette Makino (USA)|
Annette Makino is a poet and artist who writes haiku and senryu, illustrating her poems with sumi ink paintings. Her pieces, each comprising just a few syllables and brushstrokes, combine quiet reflection and a gentle humor. Makino’s paintings, prints, cards and handmade books are available online at Makino Studios. Makino was raised by a Japanese father and Swiss mother, and has lived in both Japan and Europe. She is influenced by the simple yet profound aesthetic of Zen Buddhism and the playful aspect of Swiss art and design. She is also inspired by the untamed beauty of her Pacific Northwest home in Arcata, California, where she lives with her husband, two children, one dog and 20,000 honeybees.