The printmaker, Mayumi Oda, produces lush, sensuous works that celebrate our interdependence with the earth, animals, and plants. Her depictions of gardens, vegetables, and insects describe a natural world that flows easily with spiritual beings.
Mayumi Oda was born in Japan and later emigrated to the United States with her family. She later spent a year in Tokyo, where she began Zen practice in 1978. Upon her return to the U.S., she lived and trained at the San Francisco Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm. She currently lives with her family in Hawaii at the Ginger Hill Farm and Retreat Center.
In addition to her work as an artist, she has worked diligently against nuclear proliferation. She founded Plutonium Free Future in 1992 and organized WASH (World Atomic Safety Holiday) in 1999.
Here are a few examples of her colorful, playful work: