The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

A Gem, A Minor Gem, But Nonetheless A Gem

Self Portrait 2010
Self Portrait 2010

Nothing much “happens”. Quite a lot “happens”. This little gem is a minor gem, but it is still a gem. Its smallness is its strength. It is not quite, or really, elegiac, but it carries resonances of that quality, and communicates a wistfulness. It is like a painting in pale watercolors, with butterfly wings for brushes, painted on translucent silk shimmering in a breeze. It is not angst-ridden … but there are concerns and worries.

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