Fine Art | Printmaking
I was born in Japan to a family of artists and lived as a child in Japan, India, Nepal, Mexico, Canada, and the Unites States. I have been creating art from a young age and studied painting in college with Nathan Oliveira, among others. Since 2002 my primary medium has been the monotype. My work arises from a feeling I often have when encountering nature in all her beauty and diversity: a longing to touch what is far away and mysterious, that is perhaps universal. The images are evocations of a boundless presence that permeates the natural world and expresses itself in the gestures of trees and clouds, and the silence of mountain ranges. It ebbs and flows through air and water and deep in the earth. This longing for the far away and mysterious is really a desire to connect and absorb and learn: human impulses that, for me, are the essence of the creative process.