‘I Find You Interesting’

30″ x 40″

Mixed Media on Canvas

A mirror to my fascination with stylized Japanese anime characters and their big eyes.

The tilted head gives away her secret curiosity and wonder.  The mutual feeling is infinite.

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‘Lots and Lots and Lots of Tiny Changes’

40″ x 30″

Acrylic on Canvas

Featuring my youngest granddaughter, the lion examines a caterpillar while the angel looks at the butterfly,
the symbol of transformation.  The golden background radiates possibilities.

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‘Primal Scream Therapy’

36″ x 36″

Mixed Media on Canvas

This is my attempt to capture the high-energy hijinks of Japanese anime,
combining the ancient with the new.

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‘Red Scarf’

24″ x 30″

Mixed Media on Canvas

A bit more to the minimalist approach, the manga girl is inspired by Japanese anime,

street art, and Chinese ink wash paintings.

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‘Knowing’

40″ x 30″

Acrylic on Canvas

Built up in many layers of thick rough-textured paint, the anime girl realizes in a moment of stillness that something momentous has happened.
Her tiny mouth accepts that the truth is beyond words.

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‘Temple of the Golden Pavilion’

48″ x 24″

Mixed Media on Canvas

This painting is a tribute to Kohei Horikoshi, Koyoharu Gotouge, and many other Japanese anime and manga artists.
I juxtaposed silhouettes with the Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto.

 


 

‘Satirizing the Susuwatari’

24″ x 48″

Mixed Media on Canvas

Homage to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films —a humorous contrast between tradition and a magical world of soot sprites.

 


 

 

‘The Dragonfly Princess’

18″ x 24″

Mixed Media on Paper

One of my earliest anime-style renderings,—inspired by my first trip to Asia.  The dragonfly symbolizes happiness since it can fly in any direction,
including backward and upside down.  The qipao that she wears features a road that leads to a mansion owned by nobility.

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‘Honor (Waiting at the Bus Stop)’

Donated to Sandpiper Elementary School, Sunrise, Florida

Mixed Media on Canvas

A mixture of old, new, and pop culture, Honor features samurai playing video games and reading manga.
A girl waits at a bus stop along with many other interesting characters, including dogs and wooden kokeshi dolls.

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