Featured in the "Moments in Monochrome II" Exhibition at Nucleus Gallery, Portland.
A collaged image of Busan, South Korea collected during my childhood. Every two years, I would fly to Korea to visit my grandparents. These pieces are patchworks of the photographs I have of Busan: the mountains I used to hike with my grandpa, the city seen from my grandparent’s rooftop, and the surrounding little vegetable gardens.
Size: 10" x 16" I Materials: ink, acrylics
A whimsical take of the ocean floor, filled with cotton-candy colored corals.
Size: 12" x 15" I Materials: color ink, acrylics
A depiction of a greenhouse inspired by art nouveau
Size: 10" x 17" I Materials: pen, ink, acrylics
An exercise on crosshatching, especially the utilization of the Japanese hatching techniques, kake-ami and nawa-ami.
Clouds. Size: (9"x9")
Bark. Size: (9"x9")
A forest growing underwater
Size: 17" x 11" I Materials: pen, ink, acrylics
Beyond the foliage there are walls
Size: 17" x 11" I Materials: pen, ink, acrylics
PRIDE 2018. Flowers to celebrate Pride Month.
Size: 12" x 24" (Part 9”x9”) I Materials: color ink, acrylics
Bruises that bloom from poisonous flowers. Work done for the Talon Gallery show: Poison Garden
Size: 21" x 33" I Materials: pen, ink, acrylics
This is a pastiche, an "artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period," inspired by M.C. Escher's tessellated works. This piece incorporates my crosshatching techniques and moss-filled aesthetics with Escher's, Lizard (No. 56).
Size: 11" x 13" I Materials: pen, ink, acrylics
A series of illustrations depicting gardens pieced together into a collage
Size: Individually (10"x8") ~ (12"x12") | Full piece (30"x22") | Materials: pen, ink, graphite, acrylics
Celebrating the Lunar New Year with the Year of the Rooster.
Size: 11"x14" | Materials: pen and ink
An depiction of how plant life evolved: Algae, Fungi, Ferns and Horsetails, Conifers, and to Flowering plants.
Size: (30" x 20") | Materials: Nib Pen, Ink
A reinterpretation of the Caterpillar, also known as the Blue Caterpillar or Absolem, from the book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.
Size: 13"x18" | Materials: graphite
The term ‘vernacular’ tends to correlate with all things commonplace; however, in the architectural sense, the ‘vernacular’ exemplifies human's abilities to adapt to their surroundings and build with their environments. This series explores the symbiotic relationship between the vernacular home and the environmental context in which it exist.
Materials: wood, plaster, paper mache, fiber, recyclable plastics and paper goods
This series examines two-dimensional and three-dimensional planes. Architectural forms are superimposed onto the surface of rounded objects, the "rocks." The structures follow the curvature of the rocks, skewing the perspective and creating surreal environments. By becoming part of the surface rather than projecting outwards, the architecture becomes almost textural, a relief sculpture.
(Cathedral, Seastone, Fort, Sandstone, Urbanscape)
Size: ~(8" x9") | Materials: Reed, plaster, foam, mix media, paper mache
Variations of the english idiom "Crocodile Tears" -defined as insincere tears or expressions of sorrow.
Size: 8"x8" | Materials: Ink, Watercolors
An imagined underwater coral environment
Size: (30" x 20") | Materials: Ink and Paint
I am exploring different methods of using cheap and common materials to mimic the textures of nature.
"Bark" | A series of sculptural paintings where plaster was poured and sculpted onto a stretched canvas. I was recreating bark textures at different physical states: Burnt and Rotten.
"Ecology: Spores" | I am exploring different combinations of cheap and common materials to create ecosystems. This sculpture is modeled after real-world fungal growth and moss species but are created by man-made recyclable wastes.
Two depictions of a mess of Iguana's loosely inspired by M.C. Escher's tessellations and optical illusion illustrations.
Size: 12" x 12" | Materials: Nib Pen, Ink
Size: 10" x 13" | Materials: Nib Pen, Ink
A series designed around square canvases. I wanted to use a square canvas as the foundation to build landscapes: particularly fallen structures that one would find in excavation sites or ruins.
Materials: paper mache, recyclable plastics, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, styrofoam, plaster, foam, paper tubing
Size: 12" x 12"
Based on the ancient Roman goddess of nature, agriculture, and fertility.
Size: 11"x14" | Materials: graphite
A drawing of a French Countryside that can be viewed all around.
Size: 12" x 12" | Media: Micron Pen 005
A study of the wide variety of stones and their textures used in the arcitectural structures of Viterbo, Itlay. Sketched during a summer course, Journalistic Drawing, held in Viterbo, Italy taught by Professors Fred Lynch and Kelly Murphy.
Size: 8"x8" | Materials: crow quill pen, ink, and watercolor
Size: 12"x12" | Materials: pen and ink