Saya Moriyasu – Cats

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Saya Moriyasu, PDX Window Project, May 2014

A charming gathering of Sayu Moriyasu’s ceramic cats resides in the PDX Window Project storefront display space at 925 NW Flanders Street. In colors ranging from earthy to bright red and vivid turquoise these cats look out – some quizzically, some drowsily, and some with what looks like a mischievous twinkle in their eyes. I was reminded of cats up for adoption, their cuteness enticing passersby. Moriysu’s accompanying statement notes her interests in “Americana, consumerism, humor, the decorative arts, class, history, [and] Buddhism.” These cats are certainly of mixed ancestry and they’re all the more fascinating for it.

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