and Feathers, 1991.
Paw marks on window condensation.
27 x 21cm.
Photographic collection of the Museum of Non-Primate Art, Tokyo.
Pepper, a five year old tabby, mainly expresses her creativity with
scratch works in soft wall paneling or suitably upholstered surfaces.
Her condensation works are a recent trend but the influence of her scratch
techniques is clearly seen in the quick little sketches she makes on
windows during the cold winter months.
"...while we cannot treat these condensation works in the same way as
paintings, they nevertheless succeed as well in their own limited way.
There is often difficulty with this type of vocabulary because of its
minimalist and sometimes minature nature, but once the viewer manages
to move beyond the form's own self-generated structure, the extent and
breadth of the arstit's vision become obvious."
Kazuhiro Ogura, exhibition catalog, Tokyo, 1993.
Sent In By: Mrs.
Mariko Kajikawa of Tokyo.
Photographic prints of this type of work, especially a sequence of images
which shows the artist actually working on the piece and the various
stages of completion, are of interest to most museums of non-primate
art. Depending on the quality of the photographs, they will pay between
$200 to $500 for a sequence of 5 prints.