Protea Tattoo Neko

Gouache on wood
30 x 



Having a pet cat is like having an animal house spirit, an aloof, welcoming presence that brings life to your home. In this work, I wanted to explore the aesthetic of a particular series of woodblock prints that represented cats decorating one another with tattoos. It’s a whimsical ukiyo-e series, that I felt could work with an Australian twist.