A's up, mixed media on canvas, 48"x72", 2008

A's up, mixed media on canvas, 48"x72", 2008

Amsterdam Centraal, mixed media on canvas, 48"x48", 2005

Amsterdam Centraal, mixed media on canvas, 48"x48", 2005

At Worn's, mixed media on canvas, 36"x36", 2004

At Worn's, mixed media on canvas, 36"x36", 2004

Atiacuihuayan, mixed media on canvas, 36"x60", 2007

Atiacuihuayan, mixed media on canvas, 36"x60", 2007

Cascade Head, mixed media on canvas, 96"x120", 2011

Cascade Head, mixed media on canvas, 96"x120", 2011

Coho, mixed media on canvas, 24"x72", 2011

Coho, mixed media on canvas, 24"x72", 2011

Sand Shift 2, mixed media on canvas, 24"x72", 2007

Sand Shift 2, mixed media on canvas, 24"x72", 2007

Snails Dream, mixed media on canvas, 24"x60", 2006

Snails Dream, mixed media on canvas, 24"x60", 2006

Green Tea, mixed media on canvas, 68"x40", 2005

Green Tea, mixed media on canvas, 68"x40", 2005

Dry Ice Mindstate, mixed media on canvas, 30"x22", 2004

Dry Ice Mindstate, mixed media on canvas, 30"x22", 2004

Moth, mixed media on canvas, 60"x36", 2006

Moth, mixed media on canvas, 60"x36", 2006

Purple Heart, mixed media on canvas, 48"x48", 2005

Purple Heart, mixed media on canvas, 48"x48", 2005

Purps, mixed media on canvas, 47"x47", 2007

Purps, mixed media on canvas, 47"x47", 2007

Orchids Think 2 (dyptic), mixed media on canvas, 36"x60", 2005

Orchids Think 2 (dyptic), mixed media on canvas, 36"x60", 2005

Royal Junk 2, mixed media on canvas, 36"x60", 2007

Royal Junk 2, mixed media on canvas, 36"x60", 2007

Willamette Silt 2, mixed media on canvas, 36"x72", 2011

Willamette Silt 2, mixed media on canvas, 36"x72", 2011

Unaccredited, mixed media on canvas, 48"x48", 2005

Unaccredited, mixed media on canvas, 48"x48", 2005

Linear Progression 11

Linear Progression 11

24"x72" tryptic (24"x24" individually) mixed media on canvas

Linear Progression 12

Linear Progression 12

24"x72" tryptic (24"x24" individually) mixed media on canvas

Si Naani

Si Naani

36"x36" mixed media on canvas

Mekong Scanvenge, mixed media on canvas, 12"x36", 2006

Mekong Scanvenge, mixed media on canvas, 12"x36", 2006

Hyphenation, mixed media on canvas, 48"x60", 2007

Hyphenation, mixed media on canvas, 48"x60", 2007

MeltFast 7, mixed media on canvas, 24"x72", 2006

MeltFast 7, mixed media on canvas, 24"x72", 2006

Shotput, mixed media on canvas, 12"x24", 2007

Shotput, mixed media on canvas, 12"x24", 2007

Silk Stain 7, mixed media on canvas, 52"x28", 2007

Silk Stain 7, mixed media on canvas, 52"x28", 2007

Preemptivity, mixed media on canvas, 24"x60", 2005

Preemptivity, mixed media on canvas, 24"x60", 2005

Junk 2, mixed media on canvas, 66"x66", 2004

Junk 2, mixed media on canvas, 66"x66", 2004

MeltFast 1, mixed media on canvas, 24"x60", 2004

MeltFast 1, mixed media on canvas, 24"x60", 2004

MeltFast 1.5, mixed media on canvas, 12"x48", 2004

MeltFast 1.5, mixed media on canvas, 12"x48", 2004

Waimea

Waimea

24"x72" tryptic (24"x24" individually) mixed media on canvas

Benthic Sway, mixed media on canvas, 84"x84", 2007

Benthic Sway, mixed media on canvas, 84"x84", 2007

Ganesha, mixed media on canvas, 47"x47", 2007

Ganesha, mixed media on canvas, 47"x47", 2007

Hectocotyli, mixed media on canvas, 78"x108", 2011

Hectocotyli, mixed media on canvas, 78"x108", 2011

John Day, mixed media on canvas, 48"x120", 2011

John Day, mixed media on canvas, 48"x120", 2011

Levitate, mixed media on canvas, 42"x120", 2011

Levitate, mixed media on canvas, 42"x120", 2011

Sacred Art of Dying, mixed media on canvas, 48"x120", 2011

Sacred Art of Dying, mixed media on canvas, 48"x120", 2011

Silent Disintegration 7, mixed media on canvas, 48"x48", 2010

Silent Disintegration 7, mixed media on canvas, 48"x48", 2010

Silent Disintegration 20, mixed media on canvas, 60"x144", 2010

Silent Disintegration 20, mixed media on canvas, 60"x144", 2010

Tetsuos Traffic Jam, mixed media on canvas, 36"x72", 2011

Tetsuos Traffic Jam, mixed media on canvas, 36"x72", 2011

Silent Disintegration 8, mixed media on canvas, 24"x60", 2009

Silent Disintegration 8, mixed media on canvas, 24"x60", 2009

Silent Disintegration 9, mixed media on canvas, 48"x48", 2009

Silent Disintegration 9, mixed media on canvas, 48"x48", 2009

Benthic Sway 11

Benthic Sway 11

24"x72" tryptic (24"x24" individually) mixed media on canvas

Benthic Sway 12

Benthic Sway 12

24"x72" tryptic (24"x24" individually) mixed media on canvas

Benthic Sway 13

Benthic Sway 13

24"x72" tryptic (24"x24" individually) mixed media on canvas

Mannequin1, mixed media on polymer, 24"x18"x6", 2008

Mannequin1, mixed media on polymer, 24"x18"x6", 2008

Yumeko, mixed media on canvas, 36"x72", 2007

Yumeko, mixed media on canvas, 36"x72", 2007

Merrick (tryptic), mixed media on canvas, 36"x48", 2007

Merrick (tryptic), mixed media on canvas, 36"x48", 2007

Oushi, mixed media on canvas, 26"x60", 2007

Oushi, mixed media on canvas, 26"x60", 2007

Slow Mist 12, mixed media on canvas, 36"x24", 2008

Slow Mist 12, mixed media on canvas, 36"x24", 2008

Carneceria y la Calle (tryptic), mixed media on canvas, 36"x108", 2007

Carneceria y la Calle (tryptic), mixed media on canvas, 36"x108", 2007

Borneo, mixed media on birch wood, 18"x24", 2003

Borneo, mixed media on birch wood, 18"x24", 2003

Cabezon

Cabezon

Cabezon (2014) 48"x108" mixed media on lauan panel

The Cabezon is a large species of sculpin that are native to Northern Pacific coasts from California to Northern British Columbia. They are typically found among our reefs, kelp forests and intertidal areas growing up to 48" and 28 lbs. They are covered in striking regional specific camoflauges, hunting mollusks, crab, fish and squid. Their mouths and gill areas can range in color from pale blues to black and red. The velvety fades, drips and washes of the background are reminiscent of benthic pacific nightscapes, the glowing pearl guiding your way into and across the movement of the piece. The linework is symbolic of Pacific tides and currents. 

Ko'olau Rain

Ko'olau Rain

Ko'olau Rain (2014) 48"x108" mixed media on lauan panel

The Ko'olau mountain range defines the visual geology and landscape of the Hawaiian Island of O'ahu. Seperating the sunny side from the rainy side, they are a catchment system for vast pacific weather  systems, filling the rainforests on and below with hundreds of inches of rain per year. I'm in love with the relationship that these tradewind weather systems have with the land below. The smell of the air, the rainforests, freshwater, deep turquois saltwater and the range of micro-climate diversity in between. Hawaii is a rejuvinating place for these reasons, this piece is my ode to that. The ocean line along the bottom is painted with iridescent turquois acrylic that literally changes pearlescent hue as you walk from one side of the piece to the other.