Cherry Petal Mats
In 2014, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival created interconnecting “cherry petal mats,” and sold them to the public. These diamond-shaped mats could be zipped together with other mats to create larger islands of mats for group picnics under blossoming cherry trees. One mat featured a haiku of mine, shown here. I adapted an earlier poem that had “fresh snow on the mat—” as the first line. Read more about the Petal Mats, designed by Colin Clark, a designer with Bing Thom Architects. My haiku also appears briefly in the 2022 video also show here.