Salon de Cat
Display Period: February 2, 2014 ~ March 31, 2014
Neko Labo (Tamako Yoshii)
I make cats by stitching wool with a special needle and a shaping technique called needle felt.
Each cat sports original, personalized glass eyes.
While I always focus on the everyday actions of cats, this time I made the figures envisioning salons and cats.
Please relax, browse the salon and enjoy.
November, 2012: Joined Design Festa vol.36
January, 2013: Harajuku Nyanko exhibition 2 (special exhibition at Design Festa Gallery Harajuku)
February, 2013: Aruhino nyaa ten 4 (special exhibition at Ginza Modern Art)
May, 2013: Joined Design Festa vol.37
July, 2013: Joint exhibition: Assembly of Cats – Wooden Cats and Felt Cats – (Gallery Café Jalona)
January, 2014: Harajuku Nyanko exhibition 3 (special exhibition at Design Festa Gallery Harajuku)
Salon de Cat’s Profile
Little cat wood-carvings
I like carving wood. Moreover, I have liked cats since I was a child. My artworks are a result of these natural interests aligning.
The flexibility and gentle motion of cats, their motionless appearance, how just looking at their sleeping figures makes you feel cozy, the warmth of wood-carving — for me, I feel like all these things come together perfectly.
Delightfully, because the figure is made from square timber, it feels like the cat was inside the tree and carved out.
The warmth of the raw wood in production and
I pay more attention to look similar to how they look and try to leave the expression of wood carving. I try to carve more to show warmth of cats not to carve realistically.
Harajuku Design Festa Gallery Nyanko exhibition 1
Joined Koenji cats aide
Harajuku Nyanko exhibition 2
Azabujyuban Cats circus
Akazaka Jalona Cats Lab x Ryoji Bannai exhibition and meeting
Harajuku Nyanko exhibition 3
Kuramae 4273 Cats circus
Graduated from Tama Art University