Tree of Life

Tree of Life

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Harumo Sato

Tree of Life, 
Sumi ink, Oil Pastel, & Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 24 x 1 in

Signed & Dated on Back


My latest series "Puku Puku Bubbles" encourages viewers to embrace each moment and every day in order to live with passion and peace. As a Japanese daughter of Ancient Greek and Phoenicia origins, I grew up amongst two different culturesMediterranean and Japanese. This series is inspired by their regional depictions of the Phoenician goddess Tanit and Japanese Dogu (meaning earthen figurines). I admire these simplistic figures for their whimsical ambiance. I believe dynamism is the key to harmony and embraced this concept in my paintings by utilizing both water-based Sumi ink and oil-based pastels on on canvas.

The cat was considered to be a 'superpower' animal. Ancient Egyptians admired them as Bastet goddess and the Japanese thought that cats will gain magical power in their old age. The cat in this painting surely has some magical power and can protect you from any bad thoughts and negativity with love. In Tree of Life the tree depicted is shaking its body to vibrate and generate positive energy.