Thursday, May 23, 2013

BEAUTY: Illustration--Yoko Tanaka

Illustrator Yoko Tanaka's touching images are sweet, yet bordering on profound. Her animals are by turns proud, sad, stymied, innocent, fragile, and wise... just like humans. Particularly poignant is the darling little cat sitting watching the landscape speed by from a train window... what is he thinking and feeling, ready for his journey with his little scarf wrapped around his neck? Is that his person with him to watch out for him? It's a big world when you're that little... this image is heartbreaking to me.

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