I am inspired to make art about the world around me. I am interested in nature, humanity, culture, history as well as current events. I create narrative artwork, that reaches out to others to tell a story. I use a variety of mediums to express the changing world around me.
I use clay in making animals who are our sacred guardians. When I visited Japan, I noticed these stone statures of foxes wearing red bibs at the entrance to shrines. I discovered that they were standing guard against toxic energy entering sacred places. My animals are also protective and wish to protect us.
In another series , my assemblages show contemporary views about UNITY, DEMOCRACY and LOVE. Words matter. In one artwork these words intertwine: human rights, hope, love, diversity, fact, peace, dignity, act, earth.
Mixed media is helpful in telling the story of the Japanese, Chinese and Pilipino farmworkers who worked in the fields of Watsonville in the early 19th century and 20th century.
I used old letters, post cards, copies of photos to tell the story of my Japanese American heritage and history.
I find joy in using these recycled and found objects . Old papers, or current new articles, all types of photographs, charms, letters from old games, letterpress and things given to me from family or friends all find their way into my narratives.
I enjoy showing my artwork in a variety of galleries and group exhibits. Thank you for visiting my page.