In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Your Artistic Background/Mission
I am compelled to continually work to capture the elusive qualities that create our personal and public identity.
Humor is prevalent in my work. Image making is how I process my personal and public experiences.
As a young child I spent hours creating personas and scenarios for my cartoon characters, Quick Draw McDraw was an all time favorite.
I begin each image with a visual idea, yet as the work begins each piece takes on a life of its own. This is the point where I become the follower instead of the leader of the work.
My lifelong passion of Chinese calligraphy and Asian philosophy influences how I view my surroundings. My works begins quickly recording strong lines influenced by Chinese brush painting capturing the essence a person viewed from a Western mentality; creating a childlike directness.
Your Creative Influences
Chinese brush painting, Japanese prints, photographs,
If you are not in New York City, what are your ties to New York's Asian American artistic community?
My work is created/shown/produced in NYC regularly