Mayuko Ono Gray
"Who Moved My Cheese? "
Altered Book with pencil and paper colage, 6x8 inches
This whimsical piece is sure to capture the imagination of young and old alike. With beautiful, hand-drawn pencil illustrations on both covers, and collage elements throughout adding pops of yellow in unexpected places, this fable for adults by Spencer Johnson featuring two mice who teach us how to deal with change (written in Japanese in this edition) becomes a literal study in the very subject dealt with by the text. (Change.)
About the Artist
Mayuko Ono Gray is a Houston TX, USA based artist whose main medium is graphite drawing. Born in Gifu Japan, she was trained in traditional Japanese calligraphy in her young childhood; later in her teenage she was trained in classical Western drawing.
After graduating from high school in Japan, she moved to the U.S. to study English and further investigation of art. She earned her MFA in painting from the University of Houston main campus in 2007. Currently she works as adjunct professor of Art and the Art Gallery director for the College of the Mainland in Texas City, TX.
Her works are represented by Hooks-Epstein galleries in Houston TX and Galeria 910 in Oaxaca Mexico, and her works have been exhibited internationally in Tokyo Japan and Oaxaca Mexico.