Mayuko Ono Gray

The one who chases a...

The one who chases a deer fails to see the mountain 鹿を追うものは山を見ず (When you keep your eyes on a small pleasure or prize, you are not able to see the big picture.)) 2015 graphite on paper 16” x 9”

A duck appears with...

A duck appears with onions on its back 鴨が葱しょってやって来る (And ready to cook! Without chasing after it, sometimes a lucky thing comes with a bonus.) 2015 graphite on paper 21 x 13 1/2”

The neighbor's...

The neighbor's flowers are redder 隣の花は赤い (Same meaning as “the grass is always greener next door”.) 2015 graphite on paper 16 x 10 1/4 ”

If you don't get...

If you don't get it by looking at it, you won't get it by hearing about it 見て分からんものは 聞いても分からん (Explanations can never convey the essence of a thing.) 2014 graphite on paper 16 1/2 x 7 1/4”

A heart is like a...

A heart is like a skilled painter 心は巧みな絵師の如し (Our emotions can create delusions or images of self and others that are not real.) 2013 graphite on paper 9 1/2 x 21 1/4”

Hello is the beginning...

Hello is the beginning of good-bye 出会いは別れの始め (Everyone we interact with in our lives, we have to say good-bye to them someday.) 2013 graphite on paper 18 3/4 x 11"

The one who chases two...

The one who chases two rabbits catches neither 二兎を追うものは一兎をも得ず (When you pursue two goals (or two women) simultaneously, you won’t win either one.) 2015 graphite on paper 21 x 13 1/2

Regret never comes...

Regret never comes first 後悔先に立たず (We never intend or plan regret; it only comes after something we have done.) 2013 graphite on paper 21 1/4 x 7”

I want ____ so badly,...

I want ____ so badly, I would not mind losing ____ for it., 2012, graphite on paper, glass mirror, 21 x 28 1/4"

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Accurate calculation...

Accurate calculation but no money 勘定あって銭足らず (You think you have your life well planned, but it never seems to unfold the way you expected) 2014 graphite on paper 14 x 7 1/4”

I Want To Accomplish _...

I Want To Accomplish ____ Before I Die., 2012, graphite on paper, glass mirror, 20 x 21"

I Cannot Live Without ...

I Cannot Live Without ____., 2012, graphite on paper, glass mirror, 21 x 9 3/4"

Emptiness 2

Emptiness 2, 2009, ink on paper, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4"

I Will Always Want To...

I Will Always Want To Be Someone Who Is ____., 2011, graphite on paper, glass mirror, 13 x 9 3/4"

Summer Night

Summer Night, 2009, ink on paper, 5 3/4 x 5 1/2"

The Midnight Swimmer

The Midnight Swimmer, 2009, ink on paper, 9 1/2 x 8 3/4"