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.