Origa (Olga Hooper)
Michigan, USA

A native of Siberia, Russia, Origa studies and works in many Japanese traditional art genres including sumi-e, haiku, haibun, haiga, ikebana and ceramic painting. She has won many awards for her works and is widely published, including a featured portfolio of traditional haiga in the 2004 World Haiku Review. She has two websites, Kankodori, and Origa's Live Journal.