New Ish Preview 2.0

I’m currently working on a new series that I would like to sell on the streets of Oakland very soon. Each 4X4 painting is meticulously assembled with a collage of free Japanese manga I picked up on the streets of Tokyo and hand painted/drawn with love. Find me on Telegraph Ave. during first Fridays to pick up one for your collection.

Pin-Tastic

 

 

Ive been working on some mixed-media-illustrated-one-of-a-kind-pins out here in Japan, and I will be selling them on Etsy.com, as well as at the Oakland Art Murmur beginning January 2011. Although its a small step, I am very excited to share my work with the rest of the world. If anyone is interested in a custom made pin, shirt, or pair of kicks, holler at me.

Internal Beauty

This is one of my newest pieces in a series I am working on called “Internal Beauty”. It is a reflection of my experiences living as a gaijin in Japan for the past 9 months. My experience here has been both amazing and bitter-sweet because although I am half Japanese, I will never be accepted into society. This has helped me grow as an artist and as an individual. My work is influenced by the natural beauty of Japan, and their obsession with everything cute. The monkey suit I wear to work everyday has become my mask to my internal beauty, and it’s just a matter of time before I share this with those who would like to see…