Self Portrait (Nirvana), 2010
Self Portrait (Nirvana), 2010

Acrylic and Acrylic Enamel on Canvas

20”x 20”

It is out of this world, comparable to the feeling of ascension or being “gods”of our own bodies despite our human limitations such as mortality.

Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon, 2011
Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon, 2011

Acrylic, Pen, and Glitter on Canvas

40.5”x 30”

Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon” comes from the same phrase in a Japanese proverb.

Infinite Views of Life, 2011
Infinite Views of Life, 2011

Acrylic on Canvas

40”x 30”

Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up, 2010
Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up, 2010

Acrylic and Genuine Silver Leaf on Canvas

30”x 24”

Based on Japanese popular culture surrounding Daruma and the symbolism that follows.

Induction of Little Boy, 2011
Induction of Little Boy, 2011

Acrylic, Genuine Gold Leaf, and Spray Paint on Canvas

48”x 40”

Heaven, Earth, and Hell, 2011
Heaven, Earth, and Hell, 2011

Mixed Media on Canvas

60”x 90”

O for Ohm, 2012
O for Ohm, 2012

Linoleum Cut on Arches Paper, Limited Editions of 10

6' x 6"

A square composition depicting a black and white print of an undulating and overwhelming eastern dragon motif.

Yoko’s Last Day at the Bathhouse 2nd st., 2012
Yoko’s Last Day at the Bathhouse 2nd st., 2012

Linoleum Cut on Arches Paper

10”x 8”

This piece of memory bridges my Japanese heritage and the eventual assimilation into the American culture.

John the Baptist (Seize the Day), 2011
John the Baptist (Seize the Day), 2011

Acrylic, Gold Leaf, and Glitter on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard

48”x 36”

The painting John the Baptist (Seize the Day) examines one of many popular religious themes explored in fine arts during the Middle Ages (particularly in Europe).

In Threes, 2011
In Threes, 2011

Water-Soluble Oil on Canvas Board

8”x 10”

Advanced Painting course assignment. “In Threes”exhibits the vanities theme, which encompasses the passing of time, materialism, and death. It is a reflection of a myth that death comes in threes. 

Koban to Cat, 2010
Koban to Cat, 2010

Acrylic and Dutch Gold Leaf on Canvas

10”x 10”

This is an image of maneko-neko, from Japanese popular culture.

Bubu, 2009
Bubu, 2009

Acrylic and Variegated Metal Leaf on Canvas

8” x 8”

Bubu” is based off of my personal experience in Maui, Hawaii when I met a fruit vendor who had a pet named Bubu and signifies a milestone in my early painting years.

Three Cups, 2010
Three Cups, 2010

Acrylic on Canvas

16”x 20”

Three Cups” was inspired from an image from a magazine. I chose this image as my reference because the light refractions of the glass cups depicted almost abstracted imagery.

Penance Under the Waterfall (Impending Doom), 2012
Penance Under the Waterfall (Impending Doom), 2012

Etching on BFK Paper, Limited Editions of 10

6" x 8"

"Penance Under the Waterfall" borrows from many themes of old ukiyo-e prints and Chinese paintings where a monk takes penance under the relentless force of a waterfall.

Censored Odalisque, 2011
Censored Odalisque, 2011

Acrylic on Canvas

18" x 24"

"Censored Odalisque,”reflects on references from the paintings that depicted nude women in the past. 

Life and Death, 2012
Life and Death, 2012

Aquatint on BFK Paper, A/P

8" x 10"

Life and Death”reflects on old Japanese sentiments of post-war and traditional aesthetics.

Life After Warfare, 2009
Life After Warfare, 2009

Acrylic and Dutch Gold Leaf on Canvas

16”x 20”

Originally this was a painting with sporadic paint swatches all over. It morphed into something much more sinister, such as our chaotic history of human violence and the aftermath of destruction.

Goodbye Kitty, 2010
Goodbye Kitty, 2010

Acrylic on Canvas

20”x 16”

This painting was intended to practice screen-printing in my early painting history, a process widely used by Andy Warhol and many other artists. This was my attempt to grab “kawaii”images obtained from the otaku subculture and purposely degrade it. 

Self Portrait (Nirvana), 2010
Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon, 2011
Infinite Views of Life, 2011
Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up, 2010
Induction of Little Boy, 2011
Heaven, Earth, and Hell, 2011
O for Ohm, 2012
Yoko’s Last Day at the Bathhouse 2nd st., 2012
John the Baptist (Seize the Day), 2011
In Threes, 2011
Koban to Cat, 2010
Bubu, 2009
Three Cups, 2010
Penance Under the Waterfall (Impending Doom), 2012
Censored Odalisque, 2011
Life and Death, 2012
Life After Warfare, 2009
Goodbye Kitty, 2010
Self Portrait (Nirvana), 2010

Acrylic and Acrylic Enamel on Canvas

20”x 20”

It is out of this world, comparable to the feeling of ascension or being “gods”of our own bodies despite our human limitations such as mortality.

Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon, 2011

Acrylic, Pen, and Glitter on Canvas

40.5”x 30”

Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon” comes from the same phrase in a Japanese proverb.

Infinite Views of Life, 2011

Acrylic on Canvas

40”x 30”

Seven Times Down, Eight Times Up, 2010

Acrylic and Genuine Silver Leaf on Canvas

30”x 24”

Based on Japanese popular culture surrounding Daruma and the symbolism that follows.

Induction of Little Boy, 2011

Acrylic, Genuine Gold Leaf, and Spray Paint on Canvas

48”x 40”

Heaven, Earth, and Hell, 2011

Mixed Media on Canvas

60”x 90”

O for Ohm, 2012

Linoleum Cut on Arches Paper, Limited Editions of 10

6' x 6"

A square composition depicting a black and white print of an undulating and overwhelming eastern dragon motif.

Yoko’s Last Day at the Bathhouse 2nd st., 2012

Linoleum Cut on Arches Paper

10”x 8”

This piece of memory bridges my Japanese heritage and the eventual assimilation into the American culture.

John the Baptist (Seize the Day), 2011

Acrylic, Gold Leaf, and Glitter on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard

48”x 36”

The painting John the Baptist (Seize the Day) examines one of many popular religious themes explored in fine arts during the Middle Ages (particularly in Europe).

In Threes, 2011

Water-Soluble Oil on Canvas Board

8”x 10”

Advanced Painting course assignment. “In Threes”exhibits the vanities theme, which encompasses the passing of time, materialism, and death. It is a reflection of a myth that death comes in threes. 

Koban to Cat, 2010

Acrylic and Dutch Gold Leaf on Canvas

10”x 10”

This is an image of maneko-neko, from Japanese popular culture.

Bubu, 2009

Acrylic and Variegated Metal Leaf on Canvas

8” x 8”

Bubu” is based off of my personal experience in Maui, Hawaii when I met a fruit vendor who had a pet named Bubu and signifies a milestone in my early painting years.

Three Cups, 2010

Acrylic on Canvas

16”x 20”

Three Cups” was inspired from an image from a magazine. I chose this image as my reference because the light refractions of the glass cups depicted almost abstracted imagery.

Penance Under the Waterfall (Impending Doom), 2012

Etching on BFK Paper, Limited Editions of 10

6" x 8"

"Penance Under the Waterfall" borrows from many themes of old ukiyo-e prints and Chinese paintings where a monk takes penance under the relentless force of a waterfall.

Censored Odalisque, 2011

Acrylic on Canvas

18" x 24"

"Censored Odalisque,”reflects on references from the paintings that depicted nude women in the past. 

Life and Death, 2012

Aquatint on BFK Paper, A/P

8" x 10"

Life and Death”reflects on old Japanese sentiments of post-war and traditional aesthetics.

Life After Warfare, 2009

Acrylic and Dutch Gold Leaf on Canvas

16”x 20”

Originally this was a painting with sporadic paint swatches all over. It morphed into something much more sinister, such as our chaotic history of human violence and the aftermath of destruction.

Goodbye Kitty, 2010

Acrylic on Canvas

20”x 16”

This painting was intended to practice screen-printing in my early painting history, a process widely used by Andy Warhol and many other artists. This was my attempt to grab “kawaii”images obtained from the otaku subculture and purposely degrade it. 

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