My enchantment with the yin of the east as seen through western eyes began in 1995 on my first trip to the Morikami Japanese Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida.  It was like the artist’s pilgrimage that I had made to Italy as a young man, which caused me to want to paint for the rest of my life.  Only this short trip from home seemed to transcend identity and purpose and carried me away into a sort of mysterious fantasy that I’ve never quite awoken from.  
 

On the practical side of things, it wasn’t long after falling in love with the art of Asia that the internet revolution took hold and I discovered that my geek nature was well suited for web development and digital product design.  During the many years that I worked for technology companies, I twice had the opportunity to travel to Asia. 

My first trip in 2010, brought me to China, a land of natural splendor and beauty, as well as breathtaking art.  Monochromatic landscapes and ink-wash art fueled my creativity and thus began a time of much productivity and a few exhibits, as well as several novels.  In 2013, I went to Kyoto, Japan, another life-changing experience that again inspired me to produce much art.  My fascination has only increased over the years.

My artistic practice is driven by an innate appreciation for the feminine form and its embodiment of beauty. It is as if my masculine gaze was uniquely calibrated to perceive and celebrate the elegance and grace inherent to the feminine aesthetic.

Through my work, I seek to elevate and honor the feminine principle, using it as a wellspring of inspiration and a conduit for exploring the deeper mysteries of the human experience. 

At the heart of the feminine lies an unwavering resilience that has weathered the storms of time. Whether embodied in the form of a nurturing mother, a warrior queen, or a transcendent goddess, the feminine has consistently demonstrated the capacity to endure, adapt, and thrive in the face of adversity.

The feminine is not defined by weakness or fragility, but rather by a strength that is rooted in flexibility, empathy, and a deep well of inner fortitude. Time and again, the feminine has proven its ability to bend without breaking, to weather the harshest of conditions, and to emerge from the crucible of life’s challenges with a renewed sense of purpose and vitality.

Alongside its resilience, the feminine also radiates a profound and captivating beauty. This beauty is not merely skin-deep, but rather a reflection of the intricate tapestry of emotions, experiences, and wisdom that the feminine embodies.

As an artist, I am captivated by the profound connection between the traditions of geisha culture and the modern aesthetic of goth subculture. Both involve the ritual of painting one’s face white, a practice that transcends time and space, uniting women across cultures in a shared act of self-expression and transformation.

The application of white makeup, whether by the geisha or the goth girl, is a powerful statement. It is a canvas upon which the wearer can project their inner world, their emotions, and their identity. The stark contrast of the pale face against the rest of the body creates a striking visual that commands attention and invites the viewer to look deeper, to see beyond the surface and into the heart of the feminine.

I live in Sunrise, Florida (The other land of the rising sun) with my wife, Ching Yi (Jean), and my Maltese mix, Cosplay.

Email me if youd like to discuss your superpowers, or anything else, especially Asia.

 

warm regards,