May 16 - 17 , Site: 185
1065 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Come see my Face Vases! These sculptures hang on a wall like a painting or mask, whose themes investigate elements of self identity, connections to nature, and the inner thoughts behind the masks we all wear. I also make modern hand-built vessels that mock traditional vase shapes while playing with botanical influences. Many of the themes in my work center around conflict and connections between man and nature.
While primarily self-taught I have studied at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Santa Clara University, Mission College, De Anza College, and UC Santa Cruz. I currently practice and study sculpting at the The School of Visual Philosophy in San José, California, which is also the home of my studio. Influenced by the Japanese and Hawaiian culture and aesthetics of my upbringing, I incorporate natural shapes and themes in my work.