mayumi oda

It’s my last post from Maui {insert sad face here}, so I thought I would wrap things up with rainbows, conch shells, and surfboards… ahhh, so many lovely ladies knee-deep in nature. Japanese artist Mayumi Oda is known by many as “the Matisse of Japan” {which I can totally see}, but she has made the Big Island of Hawaii her home since the 1980s… hm, yes, that explains the rainbows, conch shells, and surfboards. Her artwork is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT), Library of Congress (Washington, DC) and many others. She and her family live at Ginger Hill, a farm on the Big Island where she hosts workshops in creativity and self-realization. Amazing.

And with that I’ll say, Mahalo Hawaii, for a beautiful week and for introducing me to so many new-to-me artists ♥

comments (3)

  1. Ninotchka /// 11.29.2013 /// 2:13pm

    Excellent way to end your Hawaii posts. I adore her and her art!

  2. the jealous curator /// 11.30.2013 /// 6:10pm

    me too!

  3. Laura Baran /// 12.04.2013 /// 2:40pm

    LOVE her work and had never known about her. Thank you!! So rad.