A white cat sits motionless with its back to us. The sense of stillness is reinforced by Maria Farrar’s use of pale colours. Representative of the artist’s practice, the dream-like quality of Cat threatens to dissolve. This is symbolised by the calligraphic marks delineating the windows and balcony, evoking Farrar’s comparison of her approach to the development of written Kanji. The adoption of these Chinese logographic characters in the Japanese writing system has seen them become increasingly abstract over time.
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