Most Masc Man, 2018
Most Masc Man, 2018

Acrylic Paint and Mylar Pigment on Canvas
36” x 48”
A portrait of a cisgender white man with a blurred/pixelized face, making the identity unknown.

Black John Doe, 2018
Black John Doe, 2018

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

48" x 36"

This is a portrait of an unknown African-American man holding a cat in this blurred/pixelated image. Almost iconographic and enigmatic, one must wonder who this person is and what has happened to him. 

Mother and Child, 2018
Mother and Child, 2018

Acrylic Paint, Gold Leaf, and Mica Pigments on Canvas over Board

24” x 30”

Yoko’s Last Day At The Bathhouse, 2012
Yoko’s Last Day At The Bathhouse, 2012

Acrylic on Canvas on Hardboard

48.5”x 42.25”

A maternal memory of childhood experiences at the Japanese bath houses.

Self Portrait (Samsara), 2014
Self Portrait (Samsara), 2014

Acrylic, Silver Leaf, Patina, and Foil on Canvas

36” x 36”

This self portrait isn’t really a self portrait of me, but more of a personification of how I’m responding to events happening even to this day. The figure is vulnerable, naked, and exposed.

The Very Last Supper, 2011-2012
The Very Last Supper, 2011-2012

Acrylic, Silver Leaf, and Mica Pigment on Canvas on Hardboard

19”x 48”

Bound Ham (The Root of All Suffering is Desire), 2013
Bound Ham (The Root of All Suffering is Desire), 2013

Acrylic, Dry Mica Pigment, and Gold Leaf on Canvas

24”x 24”

Bound Ham (The Root of All Suffering is Desire)” explore a Buddhist value in its primal teachings, as suffering is derived from desire. The flesh and hint of dripping blood suggests human qualities and a subtext of sexual innuendos exists within the subject matter. 

The Blessed Virgin, 2012
The Blessed Virgin, 2012

Acrylic on Canvas on Hardboard

24” x 24”

A Cat Beckons, 2018
A Cat Beckons, 2018

Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas

24" x 36"

A stray cat that has been taken in by the shopkeeper, albeit under meager means, takes care of the creature. In return for the hospitality, the cat invites in potential customers in.

Fruits of My Loins, 2013-2015
Fruits of My Loins, 2013-2015

Acrylic, Mica Pigments, and Gloss Varnish on Hardboard

18" x 24"

Life As We Know It, 2013-2014
Life As We Know It, 2013-2014

Acrylic, Dry Mica Pigment, and Gold Leaf on Canvas
30” x 40”
“Life as We Know It” follows its portrayal of excess and the sweet things in life in the series of metal-leafed Japanophilistic paintings. The artist nods at the decorative power of Japanese motifs and artisanship while contradicting its sensibilities with bold colors, animated avatars, and diverse content.

Alone at Sea, 2014
Alone at Sea, 2014

Acrylic Seriagraph Ink on Screen-Printing Paper

21.5” x 27” in frame

One lonely skull is depicted floating in the middle of the vast ocean. Despair seems to cloud the surreal figure.

The Day Will Come When Our Silence Will Be More Powerful than the Voices You Are Throttling Today, 2013-2014
The Day Will Come When Our Silence Will Be More Powerful than the Voices You Are Throttling Today, 2013-2014

Inkjet Ink Monotype, Oil Pastel, and Alcohol Maker on Fabriano Paper

13”x 10”

This work exhibits an early practice of digital monotype using an inkjet printer and traditional printing processes.

Color Study of Skull (Self-Portrait: CMYK), 2013
Color Study of Skull (Self-Portrait: CMYK), 2013

Acrylic, Gold Leaf and Dry Mica Pigment on Fabriano Paper

13" x 17.5"

Genuine gold leaf is used in the background to contrast with the cool colored bone structures as the warmer pink shaded flowers and yellow-green stems lightly rests on top.

Color Study of Skull (Interference), 2013
Color Study of Skull (Interference), 2013

Acrylic and Dry Mica Pigment on Fabriano Paper

11" x 17.5"

Color Study of Skull (Interference)”focuses on how light reacts to different materials on the substrate, more specifically with dry mica pigments.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Most Masc Man, 2018
Black John Doe, 2018
Mother and Child, 2018
Yoko’s Last Day At The Bathhouse, 2012
Self Portrait (Samsara), 2014
The Very Last Supper, 2011-2012
Bound Ham (The Root of All Suffering is Desire), 2013
The Blessed Virgin, 2012
A Cat Beckons, 2018
Fruits of My Loins, 2013-2015
Life As We Know It, 2013-2014
Alone at Sea, 2014
The Day Will Come When Our Silence Will Be More Powerful than the Voices You Are Throttling Today, 2013-2014
Color Study of Skull (Self-Portrait: CMYK), 2013
Color Study of Skull (Interference), 2013
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
Penance Under the Waterfall (Impending Doom), 2012
Censored Odalisque, 2011
Goodbye Kitty, 2010
Bubu, 2009
Life After Warfare, 2009
Three Cups, 2010
Life and Death, 2012
Most Masc Man, 2018

Acrylic Paint and Mylar Pigment on Canvas
36” x 48”
A portrait of a cisgender white man with a blurred/pixelized face, making the identity unknown.

Black John Doe, 2018

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

48" x 36"

This is a portrait of an unknown African-American man holding a cat in this blurred/pixelated image. Almost iconographic and enigmatic, one must wonder who this person is and what has happened to him. 

Mother and Child, 2018

Acrylic Paint, Gold Leaf, and Mica Pigments on Canvas over Board

24” x 30”

Yoko’s Last Day At The Bathhouse, 2012

Acrylic on Canvas on Hardboard

48.5”x 42.25”

A maternal memory of childhood experiences at the Japanese bath houses.

Self Portrait (Samsara), 2014

Acrylic, Silver Leaf, Patina, and Foil on Canvas

36” x 36”

This self portrait isn’t really a self portrait of me, but more of a personification of how I’m responding to events happening even to this day. The figure is vulnerable, naked, and exposed.

The Very Last Supper, 2011-2012

Acrylic, Silver Leaf, and Mica Pigment on Canvas on Hardboard

19”x 48”

Bound Ham (The Root of All Suffering is Desire), 2013

Acrylic, Dry Mica Pigment, and Gold Leaf on Canvas

24”x 24”

Bound Ham (The Root of All Suffering is Desire)” explore a Buddhist value in its primal teachings, as suffering is derived from desire. The flesh and hint of dripping blood suggests human qualities and a subtext of sexual innuendos exists within the subject matter. 

The Blessed Virgin, 2012

Acrylic on Canvas on Hardboard

24” x 24”

A Cat Beckons, 2018

Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas

24" x 36"

A stray cat that has been taken in by the shopkeeper, albeit under meager means, takes care of the creature. In return for the hospitality, the cat invites in potential customers in.

Fruits of My Loins, 2013-2015

Acrylic, Mica Pigments, and Gloss Varnish on Hardboard

18" x 24"

Life As We Know It, 2013-2014

Acrylic, Dry Mica Pigment, and Gold Leaf on Canvas
30” x 40”
“Life as We Know It” follows its portrayal of excess and the sweet things in life in the series of metal-leafed Japanophilistic paintings. The artist nods at the decorative power of Japanese motifs and artisanship while contradicting its sensibilities with bold colors, animated avatars, and diverse content.

Alone at Sea, 2014

Acrylic Seriagraph Ink on Screen-Printing Paper

21.5” x 27” in frame

One lonely skull is depicted floating in the middle of the vast ocean. Despair seems to cloud the surreal figure.

The Day Will Come When Our Silence Will Be More Powerful than the Voices You Are Throttling Today, 2013-2014

Inkjet Ink Monotype, Oil Pastel, and Alcohol Maker on Fabriano Paper

13”x 10”

This work exhibits an early practice of digital monotype using an inkjet printer and traditional printing processes.

Color Study of Skull (Self-Portrait: CMYK), 2013

Acrylic, Gold Leaf and Dry Mica Pigment on Fabriano Paper

13" x 17.5"

Genuine gold leaf is used in the background to contrast with the cool colored bone structures as the warmer pink shaded flowers and yellow-green stems lightly rests on top.

Color Study of Skull (Interference), 2013

Acrylic and Dry Mica Pigment on Fabriano Paper

11" x 17.5"

Color Study of Skull (Interference)”focuses on how light reacts to different materials on the substrate, more specifically with dry mica pigments.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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