I use the concept of white space in creating haiga. It connects and yet separates the images and poem, allowing the viewer's mind to flow from one to the other and participate as they put their thoughts into the white space and what was not said or drawn. I use it rarely in my art and Emergent Circle is one of my exceptions. Here I not only have white space, but a strongly contrasting central image where the brown is darkened to almost black and the transition from dark to white space is not by softening color, but by creating progressively smaller areas where the white flows in. The intent is to both to create focus for the central circle that is emerging from the rather chaotic background and also to have a sudden sense of creation. Nothing then something.