This book is a must-have resource for Mayumi Oda collectors. A catalog raisonne of Mayumi Oda's serigraphs, spanning a period of 45 years from 1968 through 2011. Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Robyn Buntin of Honolulu gallery of fine art. Includes a personal retrospective commentary from Mayumi written in 1985 and updated in 2011. Mayumi shares her thoughts behind works of individual series including the Ocean, Goddess, Garden, Diptych series, and many more.
Published by Robyn Buntin of Honolulu, May 2012. Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 inches, 108 pages
Sarasvatis Gift - Pre-Release Book
Sarasvati’s Gift is a memoir, wildly colorful artist’s retrospective, dharma teaching, ode to the divine feminine, and manifesto to a peaceful future composed by impassioned global activist and artist recognized as Japan’s Matisse, Mayumi Oda.
Born and raised in wartime Japan and living in Princeton, San Francisco, and Hawaii since 1966, Mayumi displays the transformative nature of art on every page, showcasing thirty thangkas that envelop us in images of the divine that are both prayerfully meditative and filled with fire. Mayumi’s work expresses the singular mission to stop the proliferation of nuclear energy and armaments. Art and commentary, autobiographical stories, and writings encouraging transformation and peace grace every page of this compelling volume.
“I was four years old when atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” Mayumi writes. “The horror of seeing blackened, ash-covered bodies and the shadow images of people imprinted on concrete affected me deeply. I could hear the screams of survivors crying for help. These paintings are the work of my heart—a way for me to share my love and remind the world of the importance of life.”
Mayumi Oda is now 75 years old. She lives in Hawaii, painting and growing organic food, practicing random kindness and senseless acts of beauty. Sarasvati’s Gift is dedicated to the work of women warriors and offered to inspire young people and move peoples’ hearts.
8-1/2" x 11", 150 pages, full color throughout, available Mid-2017, Order Now to receive a spiral-bound Pre-Release Book Copy, $150. Or, Subscribe to Mayumi's Newsletter to be notified when Sarasvatis Gift is released.