Pine Island, 2018, acryla, gouache and acrylic on linen, 36 x 48 inches
At Tomoka, 2019
Here and There and Everywhere, 2018
As Bachelard’s Poetics of Space implies, the Sunshine State’s volatile backgrounds or every corner that I explore partly remind me of “home”, Japan. I have a charged history with the places where stark differences provide meaningful connections that negotiate my direct experiences with these settings. Paintings intend to magnify a morphing relationship. The emotional palette and architectural layout contribute to shakkei or “borrowed scenery” in my search for a balance and unity in design through color and placement.
These layered landscapes, overlapping memories and swaying perspectives represent a “topography of our intimate being,”
while they visually materialize belonging.
Toshi’s Garden, 2018
My Garden, 2018
My Garden 2, 2018
My Garden 3, 2018