"The End" is about love and heartbreak,
destruction and regrowth. It showcases the melodrama of a crumbling
relationship over the backdrop of the apocalypse. The focus is on
desolation at a smaller, more intimate scale rather than at the
world-wide level, but the dissolution of a personal connection and the
end of the world play out as parallel events, accompanied by the
heightened emotions and uncertainty that they both elicit.
"The End" was a solo exhibit at WWA Gallery in Culver City, CA in September of 2011.
A selection of work from 2010.
Hung Up on You
[Photo cred: Amy Shimoshige]
Warm It Up!
Into the Unknown (2010)
"Into the Unknown" focuses on one character going through a journey and exploring
the strange and mysterious, represented by outer-space. He eventually
travels through an environment reminiscent of viscera, so his adventure
also becomes a metaphor for self-discovery. The entire journey
represents an attempt to figure out the answers to life's questions by
venturing through uncharted territory as well as looking inward and
trying to discover how one fits into the larger scheme of the universe.
"Into the Unknown" was exhibited in the project space of WWA Gallery in May of 2010.
Spirit Animals (2010)
A collection of sculptures based on my friends' spirit animals.
A selection of work from 2009.
No Man Is an Island
Le Ballon Rouge
Sink or Swim
Sweets for the Sweet
Sunnydale High, Class of '99
Nature Symbols (2009)
This series of work was part of my senior thesis at Otis College of Art & Design. It explores the many different nature symbols that people
from cultures all over the world used to represent universal themes
such as death, power, and wisdom. I was interested to discover just how
important a role nature played in the mythologies, folklores, and
traditions of these various cultures. As I researched the symbols I was
fascinated by how the seemingly arbitrary plants and animals came to be
associated with certain ideas in always interesting and sometimes
Death, or a Murder of Crows
Harmony, or a Charm of Hummingbirds
Power, or a Pride of Lions
Wisdom, or a Parliament of Owls
Trickery, or a Skulk of Foxes
Discord, or a Pack of Wolves
Life, or a Husk of Hares
LA-LA Land (2009-2011)
From 2009-2011, I was a semi-regular contributor to LA Weekly with my visual column, "LA-LA Land," which explored the strange and eccentric aspects of Los Angeles that make the city so unique. That series is collected here, along with various other illustrations I created for the weekly (including one cover).