Blue Cat

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
polychrome ceramic
Mark Descriptions
signed and dated on cat's tail: Yoshio '96 ©
Dimensions
39 x 20 x 14 in.
Credit line
Gift of Penny Ogle Weldon in memory of Jack Weldon
Accession number
2001.323
Collection
Not Currently On View

In this sculpture, the artist Yoshio Taylor refers to a famous Japanese ghost story in which a monk covers his body with sacred scripture to avoid possession by evil spirits. Taylor frequently makes nocturnal references, reflecting his preference for working late into the night, "when the subconscious comes through and you get interesting and inspiring images rushing through your head."

For the ghostly tale, search the Mount Royal College "gaslight etext" website for "The Story of Mimi-nashi-Hōichi" in Kwaidan: Stories of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn. [http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/ gaslight/]

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