White Dog Art


In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on May 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm

‘Mayumi’ is a common Japanese name for a woman. It means true, gentle beauty. This siamese cat is certainly elegant and looking very feminine. It is said that cats in your dreams represent feminine power. They deal with esoteric knowledge and spiritual guardianship.

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c5/2011

Many years ago in San Francisco I met a lovely Japanese artist by the name of Mayumi Oda. She was painting the inside of a gallery and was absolutely elegant in her painting scrubs. I fell in love with her silk screen art works. I own two of them and have been inspired by this talented and spiritual artist.

mayumi oda

Mayumi Oda is well known for her etchings and large size colorful silkscreen prints, depicting female figures, garden scenes, or traditional Buddhist gods shown as goddesses.

a goddess silk screen print by mayumi oda

  1. I think I can see the entire world in this cat’s eye!

    • Dear Jude, The eye is pretty fantastic. It actually came about as a painting accident. When I ‘fixed’ my ‘mistake’ I found this eye that you commented about staring at me. Ya never know. ♥ gretchen

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  2. A mythical,Platonically painted,cat.
    Oh no!She couldn’t be an exoteric,uninitiated Pythagorean..Her blue, contemplative eyes and her profound glance,are lost in the invisible cosmos,interchanging places and sharing wisdom with the Japanese Goddess…

    • Never thought about the goddess connection here. Names are very important as you have commented in the past. ♥ gretchen

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  3. Hope,there is not any genetic abnormality….
    I think,I could “see” it in the invisible cosmos.
    It must be blue….

  4. Hi Gretchen,I am assuming that the goddess connection here is your inspiration from Mayumi’s goddess you cited.I couldn’t overlook the lady’s work of art after your praise.Actually,the interchanging reference concerns the connection between you work and hers.
    Also,Mayumi’s glance and the “eye”,do have esoteric knowledge,that’s why the names…..

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