Momoko Hatano’s latest collection, Oei, finds inspiration in
the enigmatic work of the Japanese artist Katsushika Oei.
Daughter of the Ukiyo-e painter Hokusai, Oei has been
described as her father’s hidden hand, or more lyrically, his
‘ghost brush’. With only 10 recorded extant pieces, her work
speaks to us across the centuries in a time when the buried
creative achievement of women is finally being recognised.
The hand crafted pieces of this collection are fashioned in
recycled Australian silvers, solid gold and vermeil, with
accents of Swarovski crystals and pearls. The forms of each
piece shaped by an affinity with the themes defining Oei’s
select oeuvre, celestial motifs, nocturnes, and the private,
inner lives of women.
Photography - Isabella Moore
Styling - Jessica Johnson
Hair and make up - Charlotte Mcleod
Model - Gee Gee Ferguson @ Kult Models
Words - David Whitworth