A white fat cat is very fulled with lots lots of happiness!!
plaster, size : w.740 d.760 h.820mm Kochi Prefectural exhibition in 2014
A white "fat cat" is a metamorphose from the idea of Tetsutaro Abe.
It’s very typical that many Japanese statues used to be a quite gentle Bodhisattva.
He has tried to make another type, that
looks spiteful but involved highly goodness,
and finally he found “fat cat” was very funny and friendly
It looks very lazy, mischievous, and
cute as you feel for your neighbors who have lovely nature of human-kind. At
the same time, it shows all bad features of us like bad boys and girls, whereas
we are able to trust our goodness, too. It is a satire on modern human society!
On the other hands, his women statues express his perfect dream on beauty.
we have both parts, good and bad, so he tries to get good balance in his
heart through his artworks.
||"Il torso della notte"
h. 110cm, FRP, bronze powder, Japanese black lacquer(natural), talc, 2012
Black Japanese lacquer expresses night, torso expresses one part.
As "It's part of an allegory of the four parts of day...". this
work inspired from "La notte"
by Michelangelo Buonarroti displayed in cappelle Medicee.